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Dark clouds hover over the SSC

Kumar Sangakkara on the SSC

Sri Lanka's home of cricket

The new book Ground Rules contains in-depth chapters on the great cricket grounds of the world

Draw-fests at the SSC

The SSC has consistently produced pitches that are loaded in favour of batting. Shouldn't this be questioned, just as Galle was last year?

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup 2011

Warm-up games moved to SSC

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

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 4th day

Grim fight for survival

Sri Lanka will be desperate for early success in the morning because, as Pakistan showed in April when they batted out the final day here, South Africa's self-belief will grow quickly if they reach lunch without major damage

Waheed Khan

Fans stay away from Sri Lanka-Pakistan Tests

Absentee spectators

Despite the best efforts of the Sri Lankan board to draw in crowds for the series against Pakistan, spectators are staying away