Maitland Place
10,000
No
Tennis Courts End, South End
Sinhalese Sports Club
15:19, Wed Jan 18, 2017 (UTC +0530)
Sinhalese Sports Club
 

Records and statistics

Sri Lanka v New Zealand - Mar 16-21, 1984 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Australia - Aug 13-17, 2016 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Sri Lanka v England - Feb 13, 1982 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v West Indies - Feb 6, 2011 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Canada v Ireland - Feb 3, 2010 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Canada - Feb 4, 2010 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
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Profile

This is the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket, with the main administration offices located at the ground, but it has been superseded by the Premadasa as the premier venue in Colombo. The ground, which has belonged to the SSC since 1952, was used as an aerodrome by Allied forces during the Second World War, but hosted its first SRi Lanka match (against an Indian XI) in 1974. A giant scoreboard and sightscreens incorporating facilities for televising and print media were constructed in the mid-seventies. The SSC later expanded by replacing the existing scoreboard with one facing the Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters and recently built a large media centre at one end and an air-conditioned commentary box at the other. The main pavilion incorporates the dressing rooms, plus covered seating for members. Most of the public areas are open grass banks. Sri Lanka recorded their first ever ODI win, here, against a Test-playing country during the Asia Cup 1986, when they defeated Pakistan by five wickets. The ground has been a happy hunting ground for Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas (a one-day world record 8 for 19 against Zimbabwe and 14 for 191 against the West Indies in a Test).
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Fixtures

2017
Fri Jan 20 - Mon Jan 23
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
Premier League Tournament Tier A
Super Eight - Sinhalese Sports Club v Colts Cricket Club
Sat Jan 28 - Tue Jan 31
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
Premier League Tournament Tier A
Super Eight - Ragama Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Sun Feb 5 - Wed Feb 8
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
Premier League Tournament Tier A
Super Eight - Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club v Colts Cricket Club
Mon Feb 13 - Thu Feb 16
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
Premier League Tournament Tier A
Super Eight - Colts Cricket Club v Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
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Latest Photos

A view of the SSC pitch in Colombo, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test,  Colombo, August 12, 2016
A view of the SSC pitch in Colombo
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The media box at the SSC, Colombo, August 27, 2015
The media box at the SSC
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Mahela Jayawardene's score ticks along at his favourite venue as a scoreboard operator looks on, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day, July 24, 2014
Mahela Jayawardene's score ticks along at his favourite venue as a scoreboard operator looks on
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Groundsmen rush to get the covers in place, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 30, 2009
Groundsmen rush to get the covers in place
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Super Eight: Sinhalese v Colts at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 20-23, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Ragama v Tamil Union at Colombo (SSC)
Jan 28-31, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Tamil Union v Colts at Colombo (SSC)
Feb 5-8, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
Super Eight: Colts v Tamil Union at Colombo (SSC)
Feb 13-16, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST -1d | 22:30 CST -1d | 20:30 PST -1d)
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