Those familiar with the sport of cricket will be familiar with the international renown of the Sri Lankan cricket team, revered by many as one of the great forces in world cricket. The sport, which is celebrated on an immense scale in the country of Sri Lanka, consistently attracts a swarm of tourists, who traverse oceans just to witness an atmospheric game in one of the cornerstones of the modern game. With this spectacular line-up of fixtures, now is a better time than ever to rent a luxury Sri Lanka villa and enjoy a riveting match on the hallowed turf of one of the many famous cricket stadia.
The Sri Lanka cricket team, nicknamed ‘The Lions’, first received “test status” in the 1980s. Having a fierce passion for the sport, the Sri Lankans take pride in their cricket teams and make cricket a cultural phenomenon throughout the country. At this point in time, Sri Lanka ranks at 7th on the ICC Test Rankings, with a total of 2988 points and a rating of 93. The Sri Lanka Cricket team has recently returned from a 5-day tour in New Zealand.
Last night’s game in Group A of the AIA Premier Limited Over Tournament, which took place at Colts Cricket Ground between Colts Cricket Club and Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club, was an electrifying demonstration of Sri Lankan cricket at its finest. The Colts Cricket Club stormed to victory, winning by 5 wickets with 62 balls remaining.
Tune in on December 17th for the ‘Tri-Nation Under 19s Tournament‘ taking place in Sri Lanka. At the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka Under 19s will be facing off against India Under 19s, and again on Friday the 18th, the Sri Lanka Under 19s will be taking on the England Under 19s.
The AIA Premier League Tournament, from Friday December 18th – Sunday December 20th, will be held at the Army Ground in Mattegoda, with Group A: Ragama Cricket Club vs. Sri Lankas’s Ports Authority Cricket Club. Group B will be at Galle International Stadium with Sri Lanka Army Sports Club taking on the Galle Cricket Club.
Back in Colombo on December 22nd, group A of the AIA Premier T2O Tournament will see the Colts Cricket Club take on the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at P Sara Oval. On December 23rd the T2O Tournament will continue at R Premadasa Stadium with Sri Lanka Army vs Badureliya Sports Club, along with Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club vs. Colombo Cricket Club at P Sara Oval.
Seeing out December, the AIA Premier League Tournament will be held between Saturday December 26th – Monday Dec 28th, with Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club entertaining Tamil Union Cricket in group A at the Colts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo. Group B will offer Sinhalese Sports Club vs. Sri Lanka Army Sports Club at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.
The AIA Premier T2O Tournament continues on Wednesday December 30th, with the Group A match between Badureliya Sports Club and Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, while Colombo Cricket Club will face Sri Lanka Army at P Sara Oval.
Catching a game of cricket is the perfect way to soak up the Sri Lankan culture. Prepare to be entertained by a high standard of cricket and an electrifying atmosphere, before returning to your luxury Sri Lanka villa.