Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket D.Somachandra de Silva, ICC Tournament Director Suraj Dandeniya and all those concerned in seeing to the completion of the stadiums ear marked to conduct 2011 World Cup matches will now be heaving sighs of relief.
That is because the Test matches between West Indies and Sri Lanka have been successfully conducted at the R.Premadasa and Pallekelle stadiums without a murmur from the players. Of concern to the organizers of the mega event in 2011 were the dressing rooms, the pavilions, the grandstands, the wickets and the outfields.
Sri Lanka Cricket would have loved to have penciled a Test match at the Sooriyawewa Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium. But with only Three Tests, another could not be fitted in there.