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Lanka want a Lord’s at home

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities are planning to modernize Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground, the headquarters of cricket in the island, as a venue equal to Lord’s, the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL) said.

BCCSL chief Thilanga Sumathipala met club authorities and discussed a plan to “develop SSC as a super grade venue equal to Lord’s”, BCCSL said in a statement.

The development plan will include floodlights, a digital scoreboard, modern dressing rooms, covered stands for spectators and a museum, the statement said.

The ground has hosted 22 Test matches since 1984 — the most among the seven Sri Lankan Test venues. Also, 47 one-day Internationals have been played in the venue. (AP)

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