20 September 2009

Cricket, Lovely Cricket


The island nation is a cricket fanatic country. You experience the most electrifying of atmospheres in a cricket ground in Sri Lanka. It is not just cricket but lots of entertainment as well: The papare* bands to DJ music; Variety of food and drinks; and of course the vibrant spectators from all walks of life!

This beautiful setting sky illuminated by the flood lights was captured at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo during one of the recent one day international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka.

*Note: 3-4 member band with unplugged music using drums, trumpets and trombones

33 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

beautiful sky. going to a game in person like this is much more exciting. hope all is well. have a great day.

Sunny said...

The sky is amazing. It sounds like there is much fun to be had.
Sunny :)

betchai said...

the light blended very well with the beautiful sky, nice to watch game in this beautiful setting.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture, K. In our country right now, it's all about Football....Both of my teams lost their games this weekend. Boo Hiss!!!! ha

Have a great week.
Betsy

Gallicissa said...

Hope you witnessed the finals. Very disapointed we lost!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Michelle,
Yep, the sky was very beautiful and thought I should take a picture amidst all the excitement in the ground :)

Sunny,
Yes that was a great evening full of fun! Sri Lanka eventually won the game :D

Betchai,
It is very attractive to watch a match under floodlights at night! The best time was the twilight when the setting sun sky made those beautiful paaterns in the sky...

Betsy,
Oh yes - Cricket is popular only in a few countries.. but for us it is nothing like cricket :D
Pity that your teams lost the games..better luck next time :)

Gallicissa,
No, this was the one we won. Glad I went to this one and not the final :)

Thanks all for your comments!

Chavie said...

wow, I just love the sky in that picure... and like G said, too bad we lost the finals! :(

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
Yep that was bad luck..need to do something to even out, the playing conditions day and night. Think it is too unfair for the team batting second. Tks for your comments!!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful sky in the background, and that green grass is so inviting! Hope you had a great time!

rainfield61 said...

I know little about cricket, but I enjoy your sky view.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Icy BC,
Yes that was a a great evening with lots of fun. Thanks a lot for your comments :)

Rainfield,
Glad you like the sky, it is the exact reason I posted that picture :)
Thanks for your comments!!

George said...

You've captured a fantastic sky in this photo. I hope Sri Lanka won the cricket match.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi George,
Yep, this particular match, Sri Lanka won by a healthy margin.:D
Thanks for your comments!!

Jane said...

It must be an incredible atmosphere there! Glad Sri Lanka won the match too!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Jane,
Yep that is an atmosphere everyone would enjoy whether you win or lose :)
Thanks for your comments!

Harumi said...

Marvelous pic! The intensity of the game is well reflected by the flood lights. =D

Kirigalpoththa said...

Harumi,
Thanks for your comments!
Well.. the match was more intense than those lights :)

Linnea W said...

Great shot...I love the bright green field contrasted against that dynamic sky. Looks like a fairly large stadium. Hope you enjoyed the match!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi Linnea,

Yes it was great atmosphere! Thanks a lot for your comments!!

magiceye said...

love this!
must have been wonderful to be there!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot! I, too, love the green against that marvelous sky. Wow! Bet it was a great match!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Mike said...

Really nice shot !
My Skywatch

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magiceye / Sylvia K / Mike,
Thanks very much for your comments :)

Regina said...

Beautiful sky. Great shot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Regina!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great shot - I love the contrast of the soft sky colors with the bright green field.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

That's the first cricket Skywatch I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing

Vita Stunder said...

LOVE this capture!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Debbie / Greg / Vita,
Thanks a lot for your comments!

eileeninmd said...

Nice to be able to have some beautiful skies while watching the game. Thanks for sharing your skywatch.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Eileeninmd,
You are most welcome :)

Kcalpesh said...

Hey a day night match? The light tower looks as good as a moon but a lot brighter.... Nice shot!

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Kirigalpoththa said...

Kcalpesh,
Yep tis a day n night match.
Thanks very much for your comments!