SLC reveals why it’s important to build Diyagama International Cricket Stadium

Shammi Silva, elected uncontested for a record third term as President of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), sets sights on hosting and winning the World Cup.

Emphasizing the need for additional grounds, Silva aims to kickstart the suspended Diyagama stadium project to bolster Sri Lanka’s chances of securing another World Cup hosting opportunity.

“We missed the hosting of the 2026 World Cup, because we do not have enough grounds,This is why we were trying to construct a new stadium in Diyagama. However, our plans were quashed by certain people. If we had five grounds, we would have got that opportunity. So I want Sri Lanka to get that opportunity of hosting another World Cup” Sri Lanka Cricket President said.