Maitland Place
10,000
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Tennis Courts End, South End
Sinhalese Sports Club
12:34, Sat Apr 19, 2014 (UTC +0530)
Sinhalese Sports Club
 

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand - Mar 16-21, 1984 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Pakistan - Jun 30-Jul 4, 2012 Scorecard
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Sri Lanka v England - Feb 13, 1982 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v West Indies - Feb 6, 2011 Scorecard
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Canada v Ireland - Feb 3, 2010 Scorecard
Afghanistan v Canada - Feb 4, 2010 Scorecard
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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is the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket, with the main administration offices located at the ground, but it has been superseded by the Premadasa as the premier venue in Colombo.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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2014
Thu Jul 24 - Mon Jul 28
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT
2nd Test - Sri Lanka v South Africa
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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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The clouds linger over the SSC in Colombo, before the rain fell to force a draw, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, December 13, 2007
The clouds linger over the SSC in Colombo, before the rain fell to force a draw
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Fans relax on the grass embankment near the giant scoreboard, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day, December 10, 2007
Fans relax on the grass embankment near the giant scoreboard
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Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid stare intently at the pitch, Sri Lanka v India, 1st ODI, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, August 18, 2006
Dark clouds loom over the Sinhalese Sports Club
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2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC)
Jul 24-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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