Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

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Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium also known as Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka. In July 2010, The Central Provincial Council in Kandy renamed the stadium to honor the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan. The stadium was opened on 27 November 2009 and became the 104th Test venue in the world in December 2010.
The stadium is located about a half-hour drive from Kandy. The stadium is wholly owned by Sri Lanka Cricket and has a capacity of 22,000.
The stadium has been built for the 2011 Cricket World Cup along with Hambantota International Cricket Stadium. The first Test match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies from 1 to 5 December 2010. The first One Day International match at the venue was played between New Zealand and Pakistan on 8 March 2011. Pallekele is also the host for the Kandurata cricket team.
On 21 September 2011, it was announced that Pallekele International Cricket stadium hosted nine 2012 ICC World Twenty20 matches.
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  • This stadium ticked all the boxes for me as a cricket fan, good views from all round the stadium, good choice of very cheap grass banking or seats, pretty good catering, cheap beer etc and quick servi...  more »
  • Reasonable facilities for a Sri Lankan stadium. Nice grass bank to sit on and good views all round. Easy bus journey to get there but other than a convenience store across road not much else about.  more »
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  • Excellent Cricket Stadium. Loved it as a kid, loves it as an adult. Many international cricket tournaments are played at the stadium, from IPL to World cup.
  • Beautiful ground to watch a test match. Very friendly atmosphere. Great value with plenty to eat and drink. Local cafe round the corner does great curries and snacks.
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