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Galle doubtful as venue for West Indies Tests

Aug 29, 2015: Sri Lanka Cricket's interim committee is considering beginning the upcoming Test series against West Indies in Colombo instead of Galle because of the cost factor

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

India in Sri Lanka 2015

The fastest ground staff in the world

Aug 28, 2015: Sri Lanka's ground-maintenance workers use ingenuity, speed and clockwork coordination to counteract the problems posed by a home season that coincides with the monsoon

Sharda Ugra in Colombo

Which is the best ground to watch cricket in?

Dec 17, 2012: There are pretty grounds, historic grounds, grounds that ooze atmosphere, and those that make you feel like you're in the Colosseum. Five writers choose their favourites

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Herath joins small group

Mar 29, 2012: Stats from the fourth day of a spin-dominated first Test in Galle

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

England in Sri Lanka 2011-12

Barmy Army maddened by ticket hike

Mar 24, 2012: England fans in Galle without tickets have been told they must pay prices that are up to ten times higher than those charged to Australian supporters only seven months ago

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

High scores

Aug 11, 2008: Why few experiences in cricket can hold a candle to that of watching a game from the ramparts of the Galle Fort

Sambit Bal

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle

England see the bigger picture

Dec 16, 2007: Drop by drop, blade by blade, paving slab by paving slab, Galle's beleaguered stadium is getting itself ready for the biggest opening night of its nine-year international history

Andrew Miller at Galle

The rebirth of Galle

Galle's committed curator

Dec 15, 2007: No one has shown as much commitment to the Galle International Stadium that Jayananda Warnaweera has. It was his heart and soul until the morning of December 26, 2004. The tsunami came and destroyed all what he had worked for since 1998, the year when the

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle

Galle faces race against time

Dec 15, 2007: The newly reconstructed stadium at Galle is facing a race against time to be fit for the third Test between Sri Lanka and England on Tuesday, after heavy unseasonal rain hindered the attempts of groundstaff and construction workers

Andrew Miller in Galle

Discussion sorts out heritage dispute

Reconstruction of Galle stadium to continue

Sep 28, 2007: The Galle International stadium's reconstruction will continue after a heritage dispute over a three-storey building that would block a historic 16th century fort, was resolved by Mahinda Rajapakse, the Sri Lanka president

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in Sri Lanka 2007-08

Galle to stage third Test against England

Jun 25, 2007: The Galle Stadium will host the third Test between Sri Lanka and England in December 2006

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Redevelopment of Galle stadium

Galle stadium redevelopment on schedule for England tour

Apr 7, 2007: The Sri Lankan cricket authorities are confident that the Galle International Stadium will be ready to host thousands of English cricket supporters later this year

Charlie Austin

Charity fundraiser last year made nothing

Warne pledges money to Galle reconstruction

Dec 28, 2006: Shane Warne has committed his charitable foundation to donate Aus$20,000 to tsunami reconstruction efforts in Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC keen to use Sri Lanka for its future tournaments

ICC to help upgrade ten Sri Lanka venues

Oct 8, 2006: In an effort to improve the standard of pitches prepared for domestic cricket matches especially the Premier trophy, Sri Lanka Cricket has introduced a Curator of the Year award from the 2006-07 season

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Hopes to be ready to host England in December 2007

Reconstruction begins at Galle Stadium

May 10, 2006: The post-tsunami reconstruction of Galle International Stadium commenced this week with a ceremonial laying of a foundation stone on Monday morning

Charlie Austin

Authorities look to finish reconstruction by August

Galle may host South Africa Test

Mar 27, 2006: Sri Lanka's cricket authorities are hopeful the tsunami-hit Galle International Stadium will be ready to host a Test match against South Africa in August

Coaching clinic held at Galle Stadium

Botham lends support to tsunami relief effort

Apr 20, 2005: Ian Botham has joined the efforts of Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne to help tsunami victims in Sri Lanka with a whirlwind fact-finding tour of the south coast that left him both 'shocked by the devastation' and 'inspired by the resilience of the peo

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

The mystery of the missing crowd

Mar 8, 2004: A fascinating Test match - and series - started today in Galle ..

Roving Reporter by Paul Coupar in Galle
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