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Warm-up games moved to SSC

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February 10, 2011

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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.

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Comments: 6 
Posted by   on (February 12, 2011, 9:47 GMT)

Our cricket administrators have made sure that SL team needs to be such a legendary team that they should win the world cup even under worst circumstances. That is the reason they made sure the both Pallekele and Hambantota are not ready even for a practice session and no day night matches in the WI tour. Also no day night warm up matches. Also they have no sighted wickets of both new venues and world cup playing strip at RPS. Also they made sure there will be more fans from opponent side than SL fans.

SL side is comprised of super humans and they should make up for all mistakes and delays of entire world. Never mind, SL team is super humans they will still be at their best.

Posted by LALITHKURUWITA on (February 11, 2011, 9:03 GMT)

Why did not they choose DAMMBULLLA

Posted by Al_Entity on (February 11, 2011, 3:57 GMT)

Why can't they play the matches at RPS? What is the use of Practice matches if they are not played on WC venues!

Posted by   on (February 11, 2011, 2:33 GMT)

gosh so no day night matches for sri lanka to warm up...damn

Posted by   on (February 11, 2011, 0:51 GMT)

Rainy season is coming to an end. There will be no issues.

Posted by soumyas on (February 10, 2011, 17:50 GMT)

i think most matches in srilanka will suffer from rains, we already saw in Westindies tour, however it will not prevent australia,srilanka,pakistan,newzeland reaching next stage.

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