Sri Lanka announces plans to build largest cricket stadium, Jayawardene needs questions

COLOMBO: former skipper Mahela Jayawardene has questioned the Sri Lankan government's plan to build the country's largest cricket stadium in Homagama, saying that even the existing infrastructure is not being used enough at the moment.

The government, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Cricket , on Sunday announced its plans of constructing the country's largest cricket stadium , with a capacity of 60,000 and spread over 26 acre in Diyagama, Homagama.

"We don't even play enough international cricket or domestic first-class cricket in the existing stadium s we have ... Do we need another one?" Jayawardene wrote on his twitter handle.

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The site was visited by a delegation led by SLC President Shammi Silva and the Minister for Information Technology, Higher Education, Education and Innovation Bandula Gunawardena.

The stadium , which will have floodlight facilities, is to be completed within three years.

We believe this will cost us around $ 30 to $ 40 million, Silva said.

Sri Lanka currently boasts of eight international stadium s in Kandy, Galle, Colombo , Hambantota, Dambulla, Pallekele and Moratuwa .