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Sri Lanka to build international cricket stadium in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Cricket are planning to build an international stadium in north of the country, Jaffna.

cricket Updated: Jan 29, 2018 17:32 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Colombo
Sri Lanka will soon have a cricket stadium in Jaffna.
Sri Lanka will soon have a cricket stadium in Jaffna.(AP)

Sri Lanka Cricket is set to build an international cricket stadium in former LTTE hub, Jaffna and has already carried out a preliminary inspection of a site, SLC president Thilanga Sumathipala said.

Sumathipala visited the Mandaithivu area in the Kayts islet of Jaffna district to inspect a 50 acre plot for the purpose.

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All international venues in Sri Lanka are either in the Western, Southern or Central regions.

Jaffna, the northern capital and the cultural capital of the Tamil minority, has a long history of cricket but with over three decades old separatist violence since the mid 70s, the area had not seen any cricket infrastructure development.

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Only a handful of Tamils have represented the island.

The most prominent of them being the world’s highest Test wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan, who is of Indian origin and cricketer-turned-commentator Russell Arnold.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 17:32 IST

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