Cricketing stars bat for more training over plush stadium

The Hindu | May 23, 2020 at 4:41 PM
  • All it took was a tweet from cricketing legend Mahela Jayawardene.
  • All the same, those more invested in lifting standards nationally, have been calling for greater investment in infrastructure and training, especially in rural areas where talent seldom finds attention.
  • Already, the 35,000-capacity Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in southern Hambantota district, built with billions of rupees in time for the 2011 World Cup, has remained what critics call a “white elephant” that has hosted just 28 matches in nearly a decade.