Makeover beckons for R Premadasa Stadium

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Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive officer Ashley de Silva has confirmed extensive upgrades to the facilities at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will start soon.

Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive officer Ashley de Silva has confirmed extensive upgrades to the facilities at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will start soon.

Indoor nets, a swimming pool and accommodation for members of the cricket academy have been proposed in a project expected to cost about 100 million rupees (USD $770,000).

"We hope to embark on preliminary work before the end of this year" de Silva told the <i>Sunday Times</I>. "Hopefully we can put the plan together so that it will be ratified either in the next executive committee meeting or the one after that."

The venue, established in 1986 and named after former president Ranasinghe Premadasa, has hosted eight Test matches, including four draws. Sri Lanka and England will play four ODIs here in late November and early December here this year.

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