Maitland Place
10,000
No
Tennis Courts End, South End
Sinhalese Sports Club
21:16, Wed Nov 14, 2018 (UTC +0530)
Sinhalese Sports Club
 

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand - Mar 16-21, 1984 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v South Africa - Jul 20-23, 2018 Scorecard
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Sri Lanka v England - Feb 13, 1982 Scorecard
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh - Apr 1, 2017 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is the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket, with the main administration offices located at the ground, but it has been superseded by the Premadasa as the premier venue in Colombo.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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Fixtures

2018
Fri Nov 23 - Tue Nov 27
10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST
3rd Test - Sri Lanka v England
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A view of the SSC pitch in Colombo, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test,  Colombo, August 12, 2016
A view of the SSC pitch in Colombo
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Dark clouds hover over the SSC, Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, Colombo, 1st day, August 28, 2015
Dark clouds hover over the SSC
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The media box at the SSC, Colombo, August 27, 2015
The media box at the SSC
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Mahela Jayawardene's score ticks along at his favourite venue as a scoreboard operator looks on, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day, July 24, 2014
Mahela Jayawardene's score ticks along at his favourite venue as a scoreboard operator looks on
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