Mahela Reiterates Opposition To Build "Sri Lanka"s Biggest Cricket Ground": You Don't Build Grounds At USD 40 Million to Host WCs In 15 Years

Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardena reiterated his opposition to the government's plans to construct the country's "biggest international cricket stadium" in Homagama.

Commenting on the move on Sunday, Jayawardena questioned the rationale behind constructing more stadium when Sri Lanka does not play enough matches in the existing stadiums. Responding to the criticism on the move, Sri Lanka Cricket said they intended to construct the ground with the expectations of hosting the ICC World Cup in the time to come.

Today, reiterating position, Jayawardena said, "You construct infrastructure. You don’t build a stadium for 40mill USD hoping to get a WC in 10-15 years time. " You first bid for the WC and if you get it then with the financial assistance from the ICC "

Jayawardena was also a member of the ICC Cricket Committee.

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