Change in venue of second and third ODIs against NZ

Media Release

Sri Lanka Cricket in consultation with New Zealand Cricket and Host Broadcaster Taj Entertainment Network has decided to change the venue for the 2nd & 3rd ODI’s of the the on going series against New Zealand from R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. The matches will be played on the 4th and 6th of November.

Tickets issued for the 2nd and 3rd ODI’s previously will be valid for entry into the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on match day.

This decision was made considering the prevailing weather patterns and available ground conditions.

SLC will be constantly monitoring weather conditions for further review.

Further SLC wishes to thank all logistics partners and sponsors for their continued support extended in order  facilitate this move successfully.

  • imran

    Y srilankan cricket is nt using dambulla ground ? y srilankan cricket still not making nea stand at pallekele ground ? srilanka cricket received money from icc to build this wt srilanka cricket doing still ? they put money in to the pocket or what ?

  • Priyantha

    Why did you change the venue to pallekele? What about Dambulla ground? SLC always avoid Dambulla cricket ground. It is a national resource. Why does SLC restrict only to Colombo, Kandy and Hambantota recent times? Is there any political influence on SLC?
    This is very much unfair for the people in North central province like us. Number of International cricket matches were played in Dambulla in past. People came in thousands from north and north central areas and enjoyed cricket. So why SLC ignore those people and Dambulla cricket ground like this?
    We kindly request SLC to use Dambulla ground for the future International cricket tournaments and let us to support Sri Lanka team and enjoy Cricket.

  • thusitha

    i am not able to come before 12 30, can’t i get the money back on another date???, or can’t i get tickets for the 3rd ODI instead of the 2nd ODI that i have??

  • CricketFan

    I have already booked online tickets for the 2nd ODI and we will not able to travel with the new schedule (To Pallekele). Is possible to refund our tickets fee.

    • Moderator

      Yes, You can collect your refunds from the SLC head office before 12.30 pm on or before the 4th of November 2012.

      • John leverton

        Where is the Slc head office, and has the Sri lankan board looked at the weather forcast? All the local Kandy folk now it is going to start raining again on the 4th, even the forcast says so, how stupid not to start the series in the South

        John, a frustrated Englishman

        • imran

          pls build new stand at pallekele ground …..make that beauty dnt waste icc money ?