In pictures: R. Premadasa Stadium - February 04, 2011

February 04, 2011 (Island Cricket): The R. Premadasa Stadium, which plays host to key World Cup games in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, has undergone large-scale renovations since 2009, costing Sri Lanka Cricket eight million dollars. The seating capacity has increased from 14,000 to 35,000 and the media-box is now able to accommodate 200 journalist, among other upgrades.

In a media release dated January 27, the International Cricket Council announced that all three of Sri Lanka's World Cup venues, including the Premadasa, were approved subject to "minor finishing work being completed within specified time frames not exceeding 14 days".

The following images are of the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo taken on February 04, 2011. All images are copyright of Pramodth Fernando.

Premadasa Stadium 1

Premadasa Stadium 2

Premadasa Stadium 3

Premadasa Stadium 4

Premadasa Stadium 5

Premadasa Stadium 6

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Shazgi's picture

Wow..gr8 lookin stadium dere

Marcian's picture
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A good job in the end from SEC albeit late by 8 weeks.

NirajP's picture

A big bouquet to SLC.

Kush 's picture

wow..grate

Sulaimaan's picture
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any pic of the other two???????????

Anonymous's picture

ela kiri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zaharan's picture
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The stadium looks maginificent, and hope the surface plays true so that we could witness some really exciting games.

Good work!

Bunis's picture
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State of the art score board and site screen. This must be the best in the world.

Warunanc's picture
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thnx for posting these pictures, but in Premadasa the problem was never being with the construction, the playing surface was the concern as I heard, hope I'm incorrect !!

Amila bandara's picture

I went and saw premadasa stadiam in feb 4 . realy its great should be one of eye catching grounds in the world. wel done sri lanka cricket.

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