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After the West Indies’ pullout from the India tour due to a pay dispute and Sri Lanka Cricket's decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series, Kumar Sangakkara has expressed concerns about the SLC decision.


 “Our 6 weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do a months requirement of skills work before India. Planning ahead anyone?”, Sangakkara twitted.


According to media reports that Sri Lankan cricketers are currently under an intense fitness programme conducted by the former national rugby union skipper Chandrishan Perera. The programme was tasked at conditioning players for the busy schedule ahead leading up to next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.


The current fitness programme was a sequel to a report filed by the SLC's chief operations officer Carlton Bernadus, which had raised concerns about the fitness levels and the fielding standards.


Sri Lanka Cricket has planned a five-match ODI series between India and Sri Lanka, to be played from 1 November 2014 following a request made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).{jcomments on}

  Comments - 16

  • nisharsd Sunday, 19 October 2014 02:06 PM

    money can to anything sanga

    Kiri Gamarala Sunday, 19 October 2014 04:31 PM

    SLC ExCo wants quick money, SLC Coaches want fitness and players want contracts. Sanga has all the rights to question the double standards of Sri Lanka Cricket.

    Fan Sunday, 19 October 2014 05:44 PM

    nothing is systematic in SL

    Suq Madique Sunday, 19 October 2014 08:39 PM

    Yours not to question. You are paid to do a job so just do it. Or else quit because there are many others waiting to fill your shoes.

    De Alwi Monday, 20 October 2014 02:00 AM

    Sanga has a point. But do not forget that when Australia and the west indies boycotted world cup matches in 1996, India led by Mohammed Azarudhin and Pakistan led by Wasim Akram toured Sri lanka to show the solidarity. Although the itinerary is hectic for Sri Lankan players , this can be considered as a gratitude to India..

    ANTON Monday, 20 October 2014 08:22 AM


    Man Monday, 20 October 2014 08:31 AM

    The players must have the freedom to withdraw from the urgently arranged tour so that youngsters will get the opportunity to make seniors free of injuries.

    Lee Monday, 20 October 2014 08:53 AM

    ha really........ so you do whatever if your are paid...............

    N.T.M.Mohinudeen Monday, 20 October 2014 09:32 AM

    When BCCI cannot find someone to fill the gap, they always turn to weaker parties as they know they will do anything for money. India trying to claim damages from WICB but Indians too do dirty things.

    neil john Monday, 20 October 2014 09:37 AM

    Will they allow us to to play in Chennai?

    Sisira Monday, 20 October 2014 09:47 AM

    Sri lanka is a reputed country for keeping aside the veterens and taking the instrutions from half wit idiots.Dear Sanga ,you are among the very few stars of the Game.You not onlly play as one of the best,but prove the spirit of the game "Gentleman".The universal truth will be assiting for You forever.This class is your inheritence,sir.(I am 68 years old,and I love and respect you from my heart.)Sisirax

    V.Sathasivam Monday, 20 October 2014 11:08 AM

    Yes can go ahead just a match can send the players who need urgent match practice keeping back few top players behind.

    Asitha Monday, 20 October 2014 11:49 AM

    Yes Lee This is excatly what they are doing ,,betray the country if they are paid $$$

    SAHA Monday, 20 October 2014 11:51 AM

    If there was a IPL tour arranged suddenly these comments would not come up although I am one of the major fan club you have you should have either withdrawn sighting fitness or just shut up

    fdgf Monday, 20 October 2014 02:01 PM


    desporate22013 Monday, 20 October 2014 03:26 PM

    Sanga, we should not discussed these things in public media. Statements can be manipulated.,try and avoid., we need something like 100% from SL team.,WC ahead.these types of dialogue will effect to the team spirit.,

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