Venue change in Sri Lanka-England Test series

The second Test match between Sri Lanka and England has been shifted to SSC Grounds from the initially planned venue, R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. However, the dates for the second Test match – 27th to 31st March remain the same.

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The change of venue was done by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to the current renovation program at Khettarama which was recommended by the University of Moratuwa. An independent integrity assessment reported to SLC that all four main stands – Block A, B, C and D need serious renovation.

As part of the ICC World Test Championship, the England team led by Joe Root, will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 3rd of March. They will initially play a three-day full squad participation warm-up match and a four-day First-Class match in Katunayake and Colombo respectively before travelling to Galle for the first Test match which starts on the 19th of March.

Photos : Sri Lanka v England 2018 

England currently sit in the fifth position in ICC rankings followed by Sri Lanka in sixth position. In 2018, England whitewashed Sri Lanka, 3-0 in Sri Lanka.

The New Tour Schedule

07th to 09th March, 2020England vs SLC Board President’s XI03 Day Practice GameCMCG, Katunayake
12th to 15th March, 2020England vs SLC Board President’s XI04 Day Practice GameP. Sara Oval, Colombo
19th to 23rd March, 2020Sri Lanka vs England01st Test MatchGalle International Cricket Stadium
27th to 31st March, 2020Sri Lanka vs England02nd Test MatchSSC, Colombo