The Premadasa Stadium

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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The Premadasa Stadium is named after a former president of the country Ranasinghe Premadasa and can hold up to 40,000 people and only hosted its maiden ODI (between Sri Lanka and New Zealand) 1996.

It remains the only ground in Sri Lanka with permanent floodlights, a key factor that enabled it to host the ICC Champions Trophy final in 2002/3.

Although primarily an ODI venue it has also held five Tests. Memorably, one of those was against India in 1997/8 when Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340 out of Sri Lanka's mammoth 952-6 declared.

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