Polonnaruwa Cricket Stadium: Project cost a staggering Rs 92 million - SLC President
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva said that the unfinished Polonnaruwa Cricket Stadium had cost them a staggering
Rs 92 million, though pictures suggest that the grounds is not fit for playing.
Silva further said they are scheduled to play a match at the venue on 24 July, though the grounds say a different story.
The project was announced in the latter part of 2016 and SLC was granted some 43 acres land in Hingurakgoda, Polonnaruwa for the purpose. The cricket stadium was part of a proposed multi sports complex.
According to a document received by Ceylon Today, SLC had allocated Rs 125 million from their 2017 Budget, while also making payments of several lakhs as consultancy fees alone. Earlier, SLC had also made a commitment to build a cricket stadium in Jaffna, and had budgeted funds for the purpose.
While both these projects are incomplete, SLC looked to build Sri Lanka's biggest international cricket stadium in Homagama at a cost of nearly 40 million USD, which was suspended after a severe backlash.