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Travel Black Book: Having a ball in Sri Lanka

Apart from world-class cricket, the Indian Ocean island also offers golden beaches and green hills

Favourite destination: Sri Lanka. I've visited it more than 10 times since I fell in love with the country on my first trip there in 1978 while on a cricket tour.

Over the years, I have been enthralled by the warm and friendly locals, stunning sights, wonderful cricket pitches and clubhouses, a great variety of tasty food at affordable prices and amazing beaches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Having a ball in Sri Lanka'. Print Edition | Subscribe