Premadasa Stadium

  • 2nd Test: SL, Bangladesh hope for even contest in Colombo March 15, 2013

    Colombo: Hosts Sri Lanka will be desperate to deliver when they take on buoyant Bangladesh in the second and final Test starting here on Saturday. The first Test between the two sides was full of runs and ended in a draw, but the the R Premadasa Stadium track should offer...
  • Rains force Sri LankaNew Zealand venue shift November 2, 2012

    Colombo: Incessant rain has forced Sri Lanka Cricket to shift the second and third oneday internationals of ongoing series against New Zealand to the central town of Kandy. "The games would now be played at Pallekele on the same dates," SLC spokesman Rajith Fernando said. The second and third onedayers in...
  • ICC CEO criticises pitch for SLPak semifinal October 6, 2012

    Colombo: ICC CEO Dave Richardson on Saturday admitted that the strip used for the first semifinal between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was not "ideal" for T20 cricket but mentioned that pitch preparation is a difficult task in the prevailing climatic conditions in the Island nation. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram had...
  • Misbah suspended from Galle Test June 19, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan skipper MisbahulHaq has been suspended from first Test, to be held at Galle from Friday against Sri Lanka, after his side was found guilty of a serious overrate offence during the fifth and final ODI against the Island nation at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Pakistan side was...
  • England open Sri Lanka tour with win March 23, 2012

    Colombo: England made a winning start to their tour of Sri Lanka by defeating the Board XI by an innings and 15 runs on the final day of the threeday match in Colombo on Saturday. The tourists, who declared their first innings at the overnight total of 303/8, a lead of...