It is only 14 days more for ICC Cricket world cup 2011. Sri Lanka is one of the three countries hosting cricket world cup 2011. Warm up matches are due to start on 2011-02-12 and this first match of the series start on February 19. Sri Lanka developed three grounds for the world cup namely R. Premadasa Stadium, Suriyawewa International Cricket Stadium and Pallekale stadium. Both Suriyawewa stadium and Pallekale stadiums are new grounds where not much of international matches have been played.
We saw lot of news in media during fast few months regarding our ground preparations for this all important cricket tournament. Even ICC also showed its concern when Sri Lanka cricket failed to meet the deadline. But Sri Lanka cricket managed to finish the work in these ground recently and handed them over to ICC. While there were some news about Sri Lankan players dissatisfaction about the quality of these pitches, Many of Sri Lankan players talked positively about the pitches and their readiness to play on any given track (See th video here). In an interview with a Sunday News paper Spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan also said that he expect same behavior from these new pitches as any other pitch in Sri Lanka.
Hambanthota Suriyawewa cricket stadium is said to be the largest cricket stadium in Sri Lanka and it will have the facility to play Day and Night cricket matches. We recently received few images of the ground. We hope all cricket fans and Sri Lankans will love to see these images.
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