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Blend Holidays to Sri Lanka with Cricket ManiaHome > Holiday Guide > Indian Ocean Holiday Guide ICC World Twenty20 2012 is coming to Sri Lanka in September. With exciting matches and the charms of the enticing island-country, holidays to Sri Lanka will be a complete blend of thrill, awe, fun and ecstasy.Date : Monday, May 28, 2012 Sri Lanka is all set to overwhelm the spirits of cricket lovers with ICC World Twenty20 2012! The extraordinary tournament being hosted in September-October, there could not be a better time to plan holidays to Sri Lanka. The merriment of the grand tournament and the sightseeing at spellbinding attractions of the country are sure to flabbergast the vacationers and will make luxury holidays to Sri Lanka, a memorable part of their life!
Tournament InformationThe ICC World Twenty20 2012 will be the fourth T20 World Cup Competition. The last three tournaments were held in South Africa, England and West Indies, respectively. The hugely anticipated tournament is set to kick off on Tuesday, September 18 at Hambantota, the coastal city of Sri Lanka and go on till the 7th of October. The 2012 T20 World Cup will be one of the biggest sporting events Sri Lanka has ever seen. The island-country is the first Asian country to host T20 cricket World Cup tournament. The tournament is likely to be a mix of Robin Round and Knockout and it will consist of 27 Twenty20 matches. The official cricket fixture of the World T20 has been released by the ICC. This year, the number of qualifying teams has been raised from 12 to16. The move will decidedly benefit the inexpert and associate countries and will provide the opportunity to compete against the big teams. The tournament will see four groups of three in a preliminary round. The Group A comprises India, England and Afghanistan, while Group B has West Indies, Ireland and Australia. Group C includes Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe and Group D has Pakistan, New Zealand and Bangladesh.
Soaring Demand for TicketsThe demand for tickets of this tournament is going through the roof. As per the reports, more than 25 percent of all capacity in the first phase has been sold - with average 10,000 tickets being sold each day. With such massive anticipation and considerable zest building up for the event across the world, cricket lovers must plan their holidays to Sri Lanka as soon as possible. Call the travel agents or go online to lay hands on cheap packages and luxury Sri Lanka deals as it is a time when these tour operators shell out extraordinary deals for holidays with the 2012 T20 World Cup in focus.
VenuesThe tournament will take place in the three different cities of Sri Lanka. R. Premadasa Stadium in the city of Colombo, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in the metropolis of Kandy and Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium in Meegahajandura off Sooriyawewa in Hambantota (district located in the south east corner of Sri Lanka ) are the venues for ICC World Twenty20 2012.
Attractions to Behold after the MatchesA tour to Sri Lanka is not limited to the grand tournament. It can be a blend of exciting sightseeing, adventurous activities, wildlife safari, mesmerizing shopping and non-stop carousing. Colombo will be the prominent stop for most vacationers as the city is hosting the most matches, semi-finals and finals. After catching the live matches, vacationers can feast eyes on fascinating churches, intriguing museums and other attractions that grace up the city and ensure a delightful sightseeing experience. Be it shoestring travellers or extravagant vacationers on luxury holidays to Sri Lanka, the beautiful metropolis offers something for everyone. Here is the rundown of mind-blowing attractions in Colombo that truly pay off for the money spent on low-cost packages and luxury Sri Lanka deals.
The National Museum of Colombo, ColomboNational Museum of Colombo is quite a popular place among shoestring travellers as well as extravagant vacationers on luxury Sri Lanka holidays. The captivating museum is a repository of Sri Lanka’s yesteryears. The imposing array of art, carvings, statuary, swords, guns, reproductions of English paintings of the country, majestic throne made for King Wimaladharma in 1693 and an outstanding collection of antique demon masks stir the irresistible desire to go back to the times gone by.
Wolvendaal Church, ColomboBe it budget traveller or affluent vacationer on luxury Sri Lanka holidays, missing Wolvendaal Church is a faux pas. Built in the form of Greek cross and boasting the awe-inspiring Dutch furniture, the remarkable church is one of the most important Dutch buildings in the country. The distinctive pew made with refined ebony chairs, brilliant workmanship in the wooden pulpit and the stone floor including the detailed tombstones of five Dutch governors are among the highlights of the church.
Colombo ZooSri Lanka is one of the few places on earth that boasts an incredible range of wild creatures and Colombo Zoo is the finest place to witness the assets of the country. The fabulous zoo is home to the vast collection of about 350 species of animals like red giant kangaroos, wallabies, lemur, leaf monkey, toque monkey and much more.
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