Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla

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Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium is a 30,000 seat cricket stadium in Sri Lanka. The Stadium is situated in the Central Province, close to Dambulla on a 60-acre site leased from the Rangiri Dambulla Temple, is the first and only International cricket ground in dry zone of Sri Lanka. The stadium is built overlooking the Dambulla Tank and the Dambulla Rock.
The inaugural One Day International (ODI) match was played between Sri Lanka and England in March 2001.Floodlights were installed in 2003.The stadium returned to international cricket on November 2013 after 3-year period due to its highly criticized floodlight system.The stadium hosted only Day matches from 2013 until late 2016.In 2015, plans were underwtaken to replace the outdated 8 floodlight towers with 4 LED ones.

Situated in the dry zone, the original rationale behind the project was that it provided Sri Lanka with the potential to host one-day matches throughout the year. Construction was funded by the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL) and championed by the then BCCSL President, Thilanga Sumathipala. Construction took only 167 days. After construction and the inaugural match it sat idle due to complications with the lease and the contractors. International cricket finally returned in May 2003, the venue staging all seven matches of the tournament because of monsoon rains in the south.
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  • This is an international Cricket grounds. On the main road to Trincomalee by the road side. You can stop if you like Cricket.  more »
  • A cricket ground in Dambulla. With agreat view overlooking ibbangamuwa reservoir. Could be quite warm depending on most of the year. Sun screen, shades, suitable clothes for warm weather and plenty....  more »
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  • Such an outstanding place to enjoy cricket. Usual warm and sunny conditions are expected. Surrounded by Lush and greenery outfields. Grand stand L3 provides a better view to the middle. Advisable to choose H, I, J seat rows when selecting the tickets. However, having an umbrella or a raincoat would be a good thing in order to save from heavy rain.
  • This is a most popular international cricket stadium in sri lanka
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