The International Cricket Council (ICC) maintains its project named the Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) which is a planned effort to showcase cricket in the future. Under this patronage, the T20 World Cup for the year 2012 would be held in Sri Lanka. This would be the 4th T20 tournament and will be the first held in an Asian Country; the last three being held in South Africa, England and the West Indies respectively. The English team would be present to defend its title and much expected excitement brews as the event draws near.
The date of commencement of this spectacular event is scheduled to begin on the 18th of September 2012 and the first T20 match would be played between the Sri Lankan and Zimbabwe teams at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota; being a new field open to many opportunities for players to set benchmarks.
Apart from the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota, the other venues would be Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
The legendary R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo would be the venue to host the finals of the T20 world cup. Renowned as one of the marvelous cricketing venues of the modern age, it has hosted many a cricket match that has been etched in the minds of everyone involved. The grounds were also used during the Cricket World Cup 1996 and 2011, thereby showcasing its magnificence in choice of venue for such a prestigious event!
You could find many restaurants in Sri Lanka that serve Halal Food. Masaajid can be found in all the areas where the matches would be played. The Dharma Kabheer Jumma Masjid in Hambantota, several Masaajid in Kandy and Colombo.