The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) recently declared opened Two Astro Turf Wickets ( Practice Wickets), which was built on the Urban Council Ground, Ambalangoda.
The two practice wickets, built under the ‘Cricket Gamata’ program of the SLC, were declared opened by the SLC Vice President Ravin Wickramaratne.
The new wickets were built with the funding support Sri Lanka Cricket granted to the Rio Sports Club of Ambalangoda, amounting to a sum of Rs. 2 million.
Apart from the new Astro Turf Wickets, SLC also installed a new ‘Bowling Machine’ at the venue. Several Clubs and Schools in the area are expected to benefit from the new cricketing facilities.
Mr. Jayantha Jayaweera, President of the Rio Sports Club said the new facility will help build future stars from the Ambalangoda area, which has already produced several international cricketers, including two national captains.
In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket has approved a sum of Rs 16 million to renovate the Ambalangoda Urban Council Ground into a fully fledged Cricket Ground and the work towards it, is already ongoing.