Visiting Cricket matches in Sri Lanka

6th Oct 2016

Cricket in Sri Lanka

When the British colonised Sri Lanka over two hundred years ago they introduced two pastimes which the island is now renowned for worldwide – tea and cricket!

If you’re interested in the former, take a look at our recent article about visiting tea plantations in Sri Lanka for some ideas. For cricket fans, Sri Lanka offers the unique chance to visit a beautiful island with its amazing wildlife, white-sand beaches and historic sites together with watching the nail-biting cricket the island is famous for.

Having made their World Cup debut in the 1975 World Cup, Sri Lanka has won the cup once in 1996, coming runners up in 2007 and 2011, and the sport is played all across the island.

Between the wickets

Sri Lanka has so much to offer its visitors away from the crease, including spectacular national parks which are famous for their Asian elephants and leopards – the recently reopened Yala National Park is one of the best places in the world to see wild leopards with its high population density.

The six cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites spotted around the island are must-sees, especially the Sacred City of Kandy where you’ll find the Temple of the Tooth relic, one of the most sacred places of worship in the Buddhist world. Also make time to visit the 300m tall ancient rock fortress at Sigiriya, with its water gardens, frescoes, palace and uninterrupted 360 degree view from the top.

Misty Sri Lankan plantations

No holiday to Sri Lanka would be complete without a visit to the iconic tea plantations which carpet the misty Sri Lankan mountain sides and produce some of the best tea in the world. Guides around the functioning tea plantations, factories and museums are both enjoyable and educational, and sipping on your own freshly brewed cuppa at the end is a delight.

Cricket matches to watch in Sri Lanka 2016

We specialise in tailor-made Sri Lanka tours so we can create you a totally unique holiday, with days filled with an abundance of adventure in-between the cricket matches of your choice. Simply get in touch if there are specific matches you’re interested in watching and we can create tailor-made arrangements for a sporting adventure of a lifetime!

Upcoming cricket matches in Sri Lanka in 2016:

Date Venue Match

Tue Oct 18 - Fri Oct 21

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

3rd unofficial Test - Sri Lanka A v West Indies A

Mon Oct 24

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

1st unofficial ODI - Sri Lanka A v West Indies A

Thu Oct 27

Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala

2nd unofficial ODI - Sri Lanka A v West Indies A

Sun Oct 30

Khettarama Stadium, Colombo

3rd unofficial ODI - Sri Lanka A v West Indies A

Sat Nov 12

Khettarama Stadium, Colombo

1st ODI - Sri Lanka Women v England Women              

Tue Nov 15

Khettarama Stadium, Colombo

2nd ODI - Sri Lanka Women v England Women

Thu Nov 17

Khettarama Stadium, Colombo

3rd ODI - Sri Lanka Women v England Women

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