Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2000, 18:23 [IST]
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The Rangiri Dambulla Stadium is Sri Lanka's newest international venue and was opened as recently as 23 March 2001. Remarkably it was built on a World Heritage Site in the middle of a jungle and took only 167 days to build.

With the inaugural one-day international match seeing Sri Lanka beat an England team captained by Graham Thorpe by five wickets. Since then it has gone on to host seven more ODIs but still awaits its first Test match.

The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium became one of the first grounds in Sri Lanka to get permanent floodlighting.

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