Off The Field

SLC and SLT join hands to construct a new Cricket Ground

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) signed an MOU recently to build a cricket ground on a 36 acre land, which belongs to the SLT Campus in Padukka.

Under the MOU, SLT will do the initial preparation work of the ground, whilst SLC will build cricketing facilities.

Among the work, SLC will carry out ranks, establishing 05 center pitches, modern stadiums, player dressing rooms, side wickets for training, effective and efficient drainage systems and other necessary facilities.

SLC and SLT will form a ‘Management Committee’ to run the operations of the proposed ground, whilst the ground will be used to play provincial and first class matches, and also matches with visiting emerging international teams.

The MOU was signed at the SLC Headquarters with the participation of Secretary of the SLC Mohan De Silva and the Chairman of the SLT Kumarasinghe Sirisena.

Ravin Wickramaratne, Vice President of the SLC, Ranjith Rubasinghe, CEO of the SLT Campus, Miran Fernando, Head of Legal at SLT, and Mahesh Silva, Head of Finance of the SLC were also present during the occasion.

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