The Premadasa Stadium is currently a no-go zone
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced that they will be moving the second and third ODI of the current series between the national team and New Zealand from the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo to Pallekele since the Premadasa is completely flooded after three weeks of heavy rain.
However, the bad weather is still supposed to continue over the next couple of days.
SLC chief executive Ajit Jayasekara said: “The lake near the Premadasa Stadium has risen considerably due to rain and the water isn’t draining away from the ground, we had sent out a letter to Ten Sports and New Zealand Cricket explaining the situation, and alerting them to the possibility of a venue change.”
Sri Lanka are currently dead in the centre of their monsoon season and have also recently been battered by cyclone Nilam.
The last time a tour was scheduled to be played in Sri Lanka in November, all three Test matches ended as a draw due to many days constantly being affected by rain and the ODI series had to be postponed till January due to the horrendous weather.