Five lost cricket grounds of Colombo

The sea of changes that has been sweeping across this historic city has buried underneath it many historical landmarks, and these also include some of the historic cricket venues in the city, on whose graves stand today some of Colombo’s prominent commercial developments. In this article, we take a look at five such cricket venues in Colombo that have been forever lost.

This list is by no means exhaustive and only cricket venues that have either ceased to exist or have not hosted a recorded match in the last two decades have been considered. The goal of this article is not to lament the inevitable and often much-needed changes but to recount the story of these historic cricket grounds.

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