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About Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Cricket

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Nowhere on Earth, is the game of cricket played with more passion than in Sri Lanka. Its roots are obviously colonial and many of the flourishing cricket clubs of today sprung up at some time during the last century.

Cricket Playing Tours to Sri Lanka

Sri lanka has been the number one ideal destination for school and cricket clubs in the UK where visitors will find the local opposition highly competitive but very hospitable.

A club tour is the best way to improve team spirit, and camaraderie. It gives you the opportunity to play teams from different cultural backgrounds. It’s the perfect way to organise a pre season warm up, Or, celebrate the end of the season and reward yourselves for all that hard work.

Find out more about Sri Lanka Cricket Playing Tours. Talk to us! To organise a cricket tour for your club.

Sri Lanka Cricket International Cricket Grounds

The country has eight grounds that have been used to host international cricket matches, and seven of them have hosted Test matches. However, the Colombo Cricket Club Ground and the Tyronne Fernando Stadium are no longer used for matches at international level, although they are still used for domestic matches and warm-up matches for visiting teams. Find out more, clcik here -> Sri Lanka Cricket International Cricket Grounds
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History

Test Cricket started in 1877 with a match between England and Australia but the real growth and world-wide popularity of test cricket did not begin until the second half of the 20th century and by the millennium the number of test playing countries had increased to 10. Sri Lanka was the eighth nation to gain test status, which was granted by the ICC in 1981. Before that, cricketing relations between England and Sri Lanka had always been good. Traditionally Sri Lanka became a halfway stop off for MCC teams (as England touring teams were once known) travelling to Australia for a test series (by boat). It gave the MCC teams a chance to get off the boat and sample the magic of this exotic island ... and the cricket was good too!

There was always a match arranged between the MCC and the national Sri Lankan team and it was, of course, played in the best possible spirit. It also gave the local cricket enthusiasts the chance to see such great players as Len Hutton, Dennis Compton, Peter May, Cohn Cowdray and Fred Trueman. These indeed were different days.

Sri Lanka’s First Test Match

The first test match for Sri Lanka took place in February 1982 in Colombo and funnily enough who should be their first opponents but ..England! This was an engrossing match, which the local team had a chance of winning but eventually experience prevailed and England won by seven wickets.

Sri Lanka’s First Series Win and World Cup Win

Sri Lanka gained their first series win in 1985 against India but the crowning glory was the World Cup win in 1996 where Sri Lanka comprehensively outplayed Australia to lift the greatest prize in one day cricket - the World Champions - now howzat! Find out more, click here -> Sri Lanka’s First Series Win and World Cup Win.


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