Sooriyawewa Stadium opens new era for cricket
Dec 7, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka Cricket will see the dawn of a new era when the first ever one day international between the touring West Indies and Sri Lanka begins at the historic Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Sooriyawewa, Hambanthota on Thursday.
This day night encounter will see the beginning of a new chapter in Sri Lankan cricket with this venue set to host two ICC 2011 World Cup matches as well. Not only that the stadium is also earmarked as a venue to host some of the games in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2012.
The ICC Tournament Director Suraj Dandeniya stated that all arrangements have been finalized to baptize this ground as Sri Lanka’s best ever international venue and probably one of the picturesque grounds in World cricket.