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Fans watch the action from the ramparts of the Galle fort

Why Galle matters

There are few cricket venues more beautiful than the Galle International Stadium, a ground that has a special place in Sri Lankan hearts

Wish I was at the G

Being in the stadium adds a whole other dimension to cricket, and nowhere is this better realised than at the likes of the MCG and Galle

A view of the Galle Fort

Which is the best ground to watch cricket in?

There are pretty grounds, historic grounds, grounds that ooze atmosphere, and those that make you feel like you're in the Colosseum. Five writers choose their favourites

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Herath joins small group

Stats from the fourth day of a spin-dominated first Test in Galle

A view of the Galle Fort

High scores

Why few experiences in cricket can hold a candle to that of watching a game from the ramparts of the Galle Fort

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle

England see the bigger picture

Drop by drop, blade by blade, paving slab by paving slab, Galle's beleaguered stadium is getting itself ready for the biggest opening night of its nine-year international history