Sri Lanka is one of the finest destinations in the world to enjoy the game of cricket as well as a wonderful vacation with friends and family. Cricket is followed by masses of Sri Lankans locally and internationally like a prayer regardless their race, age or gender while it is also a favoured pastime for the young and old alike. The England Tour of Sri Lanka 2014 will comprise of ‘Seven’ One Day Internationals which will commence on the 26th of November and end on the 16th of December. We at Lakpura Travels (Pvt) Ltd offer you a range of tailor-made packages which includes tickets to the tournament, hotel accommodation as well as transportation so that you can enjoy the game of cricket as well as explore the beauty and diversity of the tropical island of Sri Lanka.
Enthusiastic cricket fans can enjoy some of the best locations of Sri Lanka while at the same time witness some of the best limited over cricket matches where two of the finest teams will lock horns in a seven match series. Sri Lanka boasts of a number of cricketing venues with high standards which are located in different regions of the country. You can experience a change of culture and climate while savouring the beauty of this tropical land. Guests have the opportunity to explore the bustling city of Colombo, the breathtaking golden beaches of the South or even the cool climes of the hill country and central highlands of Sri Lanka.
England currently holds the No. 3 spot in the ICC Test Championship Rankings while Sri Lanka holds the No: 3 spot in the ICC ODI Championships making both teams victorious in the Cricketing Arena. The Sri Lankan Tour of England 2014 which was an all summer affair consisted of one T20 match, five One Day Internationals and 2 Test Matches. Even though Sri Lanka showed domination England also showed class and sportsmanship alike. England will also host a tour of India from July to September 2014 before arriving in Sri Lanka for the seven match series. The last encounter that the English Team had in Sri Lanka was in March – April 2012 where they played two Test Matches that ended up in a draw.
Wednesday 26 – D/N
England v Sri Lanka – 1st ODI
England v Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI
Wednesday 03 – D/N
England v Sri Lanka – 3rd ODI
England v Sri Lanka – 4th ODI
Wednesday 10 – D/N
England v Sri Lanka – 5th ODI
England v Sri Lanka – 6th ODI
Tuesday 16 – D/N
England v Sri Lanka – 7th ODI
The locations of the venues where the matches have been scheduled are spread across different areas of the island making this cricketing tour the perfect combination for exploring the country. Venues include Colombo which is the lively commercial hub of the island with high rise conglomerates, high-end shopping malls, chic boutiques along with a range of star class hotels, cafes and restaurants as well as landmarks of historical value and Colonial ambience. Sooriyawewa in Hambantota allows you to explore the Southern region of the island which is famed for its picturesque and untouched beaches which is found along the coastal belt en-route to the city.
The South coast of Sri Lanka is home to a number of luxury villas, hotels and guesthouses. Hambantota which is steadily transforming itself to a commercial hub is a port city along with an International Airport in the vicinity. Pallekele in Kandy takes you to the cooler climes of the hill capital and allows you to embrace the imperial atmosphere the city is known for. Famed for the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, travellers can also experience a game of Golf or even enjoy treks to the nearby mountain ranges. The hill capital along with the central highlands is home to rolling tea covered hills, rugged cliffs, roaring waterfalls and gushing rivers which is perfect for adventure and nature lovers.
Contact us at Lakpura Travels and come experience the vibrant culture and historical heritage Sri Lanka has in store. Make this Cricket Season a holiday to remember and travel to some of the most stunning locations the country boasts of. What more can be better than enjoying a few brilliant master strokes of the game of cricket played by some of the best sportsmen of the era? Come join us in Sri Lanka for a truly memorable holiday.