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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

Kenya spin out of control in Matara

Feb 9, 2002: Kenya slumped to an innings and 152 run defeat against Sri Lanka A at Uyanawatte Stadium in Matara to give the home team an unassailable two-nil lead in the unofficial three-match Test series

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Chandana sizzles in the sunshine

Feb 8, 2002: Sri Lanka A captain Upul Chandana dominated the second day of the unofficial Test at Matara on Friday when he launched a blistering assault on Kenya's hapless bowlers

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Sri Lanka A batsmen ease hosts into strong position

Feb 7, 2002: Sri Lanka A's batsman capitalised on a fine batting pitch and clear skies to leave themselves in commanding position at the end of the first day of the second unofficial Test against Kenya at Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara on Thursday

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Kenya hopeful of striking back against Sri Lanka A

Feb 6, 2002: The scene of the three match unofficial Test series between Sri Lanka A and Kenya now moves to the coastal town of Matara where the visitors will be striving hard to win the second four-day match and keep their chances of winning the series alive

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Dulip Liyanage included in Sri Lanka A squad for Matara Test

Feb 5, 2002: The Selection Committee of the BCCSL has included Dulip Liyanage in the Sri Lanka A squad, in place of Dinush Fernando who is injured

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West Indies hit by drainage problems in Matara

Nov 10, 2001: The West Indies preparations for the first Test against Sri Lanka next week were disrupted once again on the last day of their final practice match at Matara on Saturday

Charlie Austin

Gayle impressive before rain intervenes

Nov 9, 2001: Left-hand opener Chris Gayle powered his way towards a century, but rain intervened again on the second day of the West Indies last practice game at Matara on Friday

Charlie Austin

Three-day match shifted from Matara to Colombo

Jul 30, 2001: The three-day match between the touring Indian team and Sri Lanka A, scheduled to be played from July 8 to 10, has been shifted from Uyanwatta Stadium in Matara to the P

Rex Clementine

England close to springing surprise on final day

Feb 18, 2001: An overnight leak in the pitch covers, which delayed the start of play by three hours, coupled with England's pedestrian batting yesterday, looked for all the world like it had condemned this match to a drab draw

Charlie Austin

White shines on slow third day

Feb 17, 2001: The third day of England's last practice game before the First Test Match in Galle was a weary affair

Charlie Austin

Rain interrupts England's smooth progress

Feb 16, 2001: England were deprived of valuable batting practice by a violent thunderstorm in Matara shortly before tea today

Charlie Austin

Atherton hits half-century to give England solid start

Feb 16, 2001: Rain halted England's progress halfway through the second day of their game against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI in Matara but not before Michael Atherton had completed an unbeaten half-century

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Giles injury overshadows mixed day for England

Feb 15, 2001: Deep into Sri Lanka's hinterland, in a town famous for its red rice and feted for its fiery fish curries, England enjoyed a day of mixed fortunes in their final practice game before the First Test Match in Galle

Charlie Austin

Maldives suffer second successive defeat

Aug 23, 2000: The Maldivian national cricket teams' poor run continued when they went down to Sri Lanka Ruhuna University XI by two wickets in their second match of the tour played at the Uyanwatte Stadium, Matara on Tuesday

Leonard Ratnayake

Maldives begin Lankan tour with a loss

Aug 23, 2000: Matara District Cricket Association XI scored an easy six-wicket win over the touring Maldivian national team in their first match of the nine-day tour of Sri Lanka played at the Uyanwatte Stadium on Monday

Leonard Ratnayake

Bangladesh through to semifinals

Jan 21, 2000: Bangladesh beat Kenya convincingly at Matara today in the Plate Championship of the Under-19 World Cup

Errol Seneviratne

Bangladesh race to easy victory

Jan 19, 2000: Bangladesh wasted no time in racing to a seven wicket victory over Namibia in the Plate Championship of the under-19 World Cup at the Uyanwatte stadium in Matara on Wednesday

U-19 World Cup: Player of the Day - Anup Dave

Jan 14, 2000: The player of the day should have been the rain

Anand Vasu

New Zealand wins easily against an inexperienced Dutch squad

Jan 13, 2000: New Zealand started their World Cup campaign with a resounding victory against the Dutch in Matara on Wednesday

Simon Williams
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