Sri Lanka need more grounds to play international matches

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When Sri Lanka tour New Zealand, England, South Africa or Australia, the Lankan batsmen face an uphill task to score runs easily. When the ball is moving in the cold atmosphere in England or in New Zealand, or when our batsmen bat on fast and bouncy Australian and South African pitches, they struggl

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Anonymous's picture

Mr. Polonowita,

You should have avoid giving interviews to state media because they make you sound like a government boot licker. Maybe you are one in the first place.

How can you say "We must pay tribute to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his bold decision to build two new cricket grounds in Hambantota and Pallekele" when the decision has been proven irrefutably to be the single biggest blunder in our history.

Why?

1. Have you forgotten because of the white elephant in Hambantota we could not pay cricketers for more than 1 year?

2. All grounds are maintained by the military becvause cricket board is bankrupt thanks to Mahinda Rajapaksa!

3. Cricket board is in massive debt and for the next two decades our cricket will suffer because of that.

Shame on you Anuruddha Polonowita~

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20 min 48 sec

More grounds requires more money that SLC doesnt have but the man raises a fair point. You cannot maintain quality wickets is they are over used. The answer may be in using already existing wickets properly. For example how many first class matches are played at Hambanthotha and Pallekela and what about Dambulla.

I have no idea about the this idea but drop in pitches are used in certain parts of the world there the pitch is nutured outside - no idea if this is an option but the mere thought of another ground only has brings thoughts of more thieves and looters.

As the man who is in charge of wickets, may be its time to prepare different wickets on existing facilities. Again I dont know if this is possible but anytihng seems a better idea than more grounds!!

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