A brand new stadium to be constructed for the next world cup is decided to be named after Muralitharan.
In colombo a new cricket stadium being built for next year’s World Cup will be named after the world’s most successful bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, as reported on friday.
The stadium consists of 22,000-capacity to be constructed in Pallekele in Muralitharan’s home district of Kandy is going to be the host of 3 matches of World Cup in South Asia.
The decision had been taken on a proposal made by the Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa.Chairman Dissanayake had told the House that their decision will be intimated to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) shortly.
Muttiah Muralitharan born 17 April 1972, often referred to as Murali, is a Sri Lankan cricketer, who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2002. He retired from Test cricket in 2010, registering his 800th and final wicket on 22 July 2010 from his final ball in his last test match.
Averaging over six wickets per Test, Muralitharan was one of the most successful bowlers in the game. Muralitharan held the number one spot in the International Cricket Council’s player rankings for Test bowlers for a record period of 1,711 days spanning 214 Test matches.
He plays domestic cricket for the Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, and plays in the Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings
The Daily Mirror said ”The Central Provincial Council in Kandy decided to name the venue as the Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium to honour the recently retired spinner”.As Muralitharan, 38, quit Test cricket last week after reaching the unprecedented 800-wicket mark during the first Test against India in Galle.