R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) (Sinhala: ආර්. ප්රේමදාස ක්රීඩාංගනය, Tamil: ஆர். பிரேமதாச அரங்கம்; also known as Khettarama Stadium, Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium or simply as the Premadasa Stadium) is a cricket stadium on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium was, before June 1994, known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is today one of the main venues where the Sri Lankan cricket team play, having hosted more than 100 one day international matches. It is the largest stadium in Sri Lanka with capacity of 35,000 spectators. It has hosted the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 finals between Sri Lanka and West Indies, 2002 ICC Champions Trophy finals between Sri Lanka and India and first semi final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Also this is the venue where the highest Test score in the history was recorded; 952 by Sri Lanka against India. It has capacity exceeding Lord's Cricket Ground. It is nicknamed "Home of Sri Lankan cricket".Plan to visit R. Premadasa Stadium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Colombo attractions using our Colombo online trip builder.
R. Premadasa Stadium Reviews
A good place to watch a cricket match. It is a little difficult to get in when there is a match. If you go early it will be really helpful to get a good seat. more »
This is one of the greatest monuments made by a great leader of Sri Lanka. The game of cricket received a great boost with this stadium. It contain all the facilities required for International... more »
A cricket field is a large grassy ground on which the game of cricket is played. Although generally oval in shape, there is a wide variety within this: some are almost perfect circles, some elongated ovals and some entirely irregular shapes with little or no symmetry – but they will have entirely curved boundaries, almost without exception. There are no fixed dimensions for the field but its diameter usually varies between 450 feet (137 m) and 500 feet (150 m)
Earlier known as Keththarama, R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium is one of the oldest and a biggest stadium in the country. Facilities with all form of games during day and night. Wish to have more parking space, in well organized manner. My recommendation is to take a taxi if you are going, then there is nothing to worry about parking. Maintenance need to be better than this.
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