July 30, 2010

Sri Lankan cricket

Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium?

Akhila Ranganna

The honours keep pouring in for Muttiah Muralitharan, who recently retired as the highest wicket-taker in Tests with 800 scalps. The latest one is a proposal to name a cricket stadium, currently under construction in Sri Lanka, after him.

A 22,000-capacity stadium, which is being constructed in Pallekele in Murali’s home district of Kandy, is due to stage three World Cup matches in 2011. And according to the Daily Mirror a proposal has been mooted to name the stadium the Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium. The proposal has the backing of the provincial governor, Tikiri Kobbekaduwa, and will be put to Sri Lanka Cricket shortly

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