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    In pics: the World T20 venues

    • The Muttiah Muralitharan International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele will host nine matches. Its crowd capacity is 34,000. (AFP)

    • Rains are very much a fixture at the Premadasa. Since it's monsoon time in the island nation, there are fears over the completion of matches here. (Getty Images)

    • The Premadasa hosted its first match in 1992 - a Test against Australia. The Colombo venue will host the maximum number of matches i.e. 15, including the final on Oct. 7. (Getty Images)

    • The original capacity at Hambantota was 34,000, which has reportedly been increased to 64,000 for the T20 extravaganza. (Getty Images)

    • The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium at Hambantota came into being with the hosting of the Sri Lanka-Canada tie during the World Cup last year. It will host three matches, including the tournament opener between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. (Getty Images)