ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 / News
World Cup 2011
Warm-up games moved to SSC
February 10, 2011
The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Columbo will host the two World Cup 2011 warm-up matches that had been scheduled to take place at Pallekele in Sri Lanka. The ICC said in a statement that it had also considered Hambantota as an alternate venue, but heavy rain in the southern Sri Lankan region ruled out that option.
The two games, Sri Lanka versus the Netherlands on February 12, and Kenya versus the Netherlands on February 15, will be day games. This does not affect the three tournament fixtures scheduled to take place at Pallekele in March.
The decision to move the games from Pallekele was made following a recommendation by ICC pitch consultant Andy Atkinson after he inspected the venue on Wednesday. Heavy rain in the region had affected the preparation of the pitches.
© ESPN EMEA Ltd.
- McDermott, Silk, Milenko star in Tasmania's 317 chase
- Hasan Ali, Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan fined for separate incidents
- Jemimah Rodrigues' breezy 57 gives India unassailable 2-0 lead
- Steven Smith, David Warner return to Sydney grade cricket
- Can Bangladesh pick themselves up against Afghanistan's spinners?