Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium is an international cricket stadium situated in Dambulla in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.It is the first and only international cricket ground in the dry zone of Sri Lanka and its stadium is built overlooking the Dambulla Reservoir and the Dambulla Rock. Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium has a capacity of 16800 spectators. Established in year 2000 the site of the cricket ground is leased from the Rangiri Dambulla Temple.
The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was built in 167 days and held its inaugural match between Sri Lanka and England in March 2001. The BCCSL (Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka) and it’s then-president, Thilanga Sumathipala, had provided funds for its construction. The stadium was built to host one-day International matches throughout the year.
The stadium is constructed in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, and hence receives a lesser amount of rainfall compared to other parts. It has a capacity of 16800 and is a 30000-seater stadium. It is situated in the town of Dambulla and overlooks the Dambulla Rock and the Dambulla Tank.