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Address: Asgiriya Kandy, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Pretty little ground

it is a shame that they stopped using this ground and moved to the pallekelle stadium, which is, of course much larger. But this ground is very scenic

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The old scoreboard and some of the stands are slowly crumbling away from neglect. It's a shame to think that international cricket will never be played again at a ground in such beautiful surroundings and with such a history. It's still used for local league/school matches and a wicket was being assiduously prepared for tomorrow's match when I went for... More 

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

it is a shame that they stopped using this ground and moved to the pallekelle stadium, which is, of course much larger. But this ground is very scenic

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was organizing a six a side all island invitational hockey tournament to celebrate my school's anniversary and I must say that from the very beginning to the very last moment ground staff helped me in every way they could. Without their help the things could have been messed. The welcome was excellent. Ground curator is a nice gentleman. Nice... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are few stadiums in Kandy. Asgiriya stadium is one of them. It is the closest to town and the other one is Bogambara stadium. Asgiriya stadium was used to play most of the international cricket matches before the Pallakele stadium was built. The picturesque scenery from one end and the range of hills surrounded by it makes it a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Another very famous stadium for Cricket in Kandy. Selected for many international cricket tournaments. Large crowd could be gathered at any time and is very spacious but facilities are not nice

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I used this ground as a school boy and during my school years, I played Cricket and also did athletics at Asgiriya ... I went there very recently and it was good to see the old ground all same, properly maintained and good for sports anytime ...

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

as a cricket lover I heard that this is one of the most picturesqe cricket grounds around the world. as it was noit far from the city itself, made a vsist. Ture to its word a very beautiful ground and some school games were been played. if you are in kandy it is a must see place.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is the only Test cricket ground that is owned by a school in the world up to now. Prior it been made a test ground there were 2 grounds at 2 levels. In order to accommodate a larger crowd & be within the test ground requirement it was leveled & 1 ground made. I remember the late Tony Greig... More 

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Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Old International cricket stadium now used a s a ground by one of the schools in Kandy. Have seen better cricket grounds!!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Its a good place over 583 meters height from the sea level. all green. The day was cloudy and the view was excellent

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