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Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy
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Asgiriya International Stadium, is a cricket stadium situated in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Asgiriya Stadium is the private property of Trinity College, Kandy. It is around a 10-minute walk from the centre of the city. The venue would usually be used when an international team toured Sri Lanka for a Test Match. Asgiriya became Sri Lanka's the second Test venue, after the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, when it hosted Greg Chappell’s Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 1982–83.HistoryPrior to Asgiriya being built, Trinity College played their cricket at the Bogambara Stadium. In 1904 Rev. Alec Garden Fraser assumed office as Principal, he was conscious about the lack of a suitable playing space for the school and the lack of a cricket pitch. Fraser acquired an abandoned wasteland owned by the War Department, the site being at Asgiriya, 270 meters away from the school. The annual lease rental of the land at the time was Rs. 30 per year. In 1910 Trinity was given permission to build their own ground. The stadium broke ground in 1909 and was built until 1915.The ground was opened ceremonially in 1915 by the Governor Sir Robert Chalmers on 15 January 1915. The first inter-school match was between Trinity and S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia on 24 and 25 February 1915.
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TripAdvisor
  • Asgiriya (now owned by Trinity College Kandy) is one of the oldest international Cricket grounds in Sri Lanka. 
  • Such a beautiful ground! Love this place! Sad that they stopped playing matches here. But really nice ground 
  • One can still feel the bygone days of great cricket matches played on these grounds, both international and local. There have been wonderful moments and achievements played here. It is a shame to see ...  more »
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  • Became a Test Venue during the mid 80's. Belongs to Trinity College. Developed into a Test playing Venue by the Late Mr Gamini Dissanayake a old Boy of the said School and the Minister Of Mahaveli, Lands and land Development during the JR Jayawardhana Regime (1977-1989).
  • Superb place but no more international games.
  • Says international but now it is only for local matches
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