The club is officially known as Colombo Colts cricket club and was established in 1873 and re-organised in 1886. The club was originally based in Pettah, Colombo. The club has a first class team and other teams like Club B, under-23 and under-25.
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Colts Cricket Club Ground is a cricket ground in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ground is the home of Colts Cricket Club since 1971. The ground is regular venue for first-class matches and also hosted many of the women’s cricket matches. The ground has also hosted few Youth Test and ODI. In 2006, the ground was one of ground which was short-listed for up gradation by Cricket Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket's interim committee took a decision to upgrade ten cricket venues to international standards. According to SLC sources, these venues are being upgraded with the expertise extended by the ICC. ICC it is reliably learnt has shown a keen interest in using Sri Lanka as the venue for its future tournaments, and want to upgrade the grounds to achieve this. The ICC has so far hosted three of their tournaments in Sri Lanka with success the under-19 World Cup in 2000 and 2006 and the Champions Trophy in 2002. Some of the requirements are: a minimum of 60 yards from pitch to boundary, seven yards between the boundary line and advertising boards, giant screen and electronic scoreboard, international media facilities for electronic and print, pavilion and dining room with latest technology, modern gymnasium, a minimum of six centre turf pitches, car park, stadium to hold a minimum of 10,000 spectators etc. because this the ground got new pavilion.