Ground staff cover the field at Hambantota under an overcast sky, Hambantota, December 2, 2014 © Associated Press

  • Aug 23, 2014

    Dark clouds surround the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium © AFP

  • Jul 23, 2012

    Hambantota - view from the press box © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Jul 23, 2012

    Hambantota - view from the press box © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Feb 23, 2011

    A general view of the Hambantota stadium © Getty Images

  • Feb 20, 2011

    Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium © Getty Images

  • Dec 9, 2010

    Lasith Malinga passes a bunch of bananas after Sri Lanka's training session was canceled © Associated Press

  • Dec 8, 2010

    There was no chance of play in Hambantota as incessant rain hit the ground © Manoj Ridimahaliyadda

  • Dec 8, 2010

    Dark clouds and wet covers do not present an encouraging sight ahead of the first one-dayer © AFP

  • Sep 19, 2010

    The stadium at Hambantota is under construction © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Sep 19, 2010

    The crowd during the second unofficial Test between Sri Lanka A and Pakistan A at Hambantota © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Nov 10, 2009

    Work is underway at the ground in Hambantota © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

  • Jan 19, 2005

    Only a mosque still stands in Hambantota © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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    A safety instruction at the construction site written in English, Sinhalese and Mandarin © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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    The under-construction ground at Hambantota © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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    General view of Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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    The grandstand at Hambantota © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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    A view of the grandstand at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium © ESPNcricinfo Ltd