Sri Lankan Players Criticize T20 World Cup Schedule and Travel

Sri Lankan players express concerns about match schedules and travel arrangements in the T20 World Cup

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Sri Lankan players have voiced concerns about the match schedule and travel arrangements in the ICC T20 World Cup.

Captain Wanindu Hasaranga and bowler Mahesh Theekshana highlighted the difficulties faced by their team, calling the scheduling unfair.

According to foreign media reports, team manager Mahinda Halangoda has also formally communicated these issues to the ICC.

Theekshana described the situation as very unfair, noting that the team had to travel after every match, sometimes waiting up to eight hours for flights.

He mentioned that travel logistics even forced them to cancel a training session in New York.

He added that their hotel was an hour and 40 minutes away from the venue, requiring them to wake up at 5 am, while other teams stayed much closer and played at the same venues.

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Captain Hasaranga echoed these sentiments, pointing out that they have four matches at four different venues, making it difficult to adapt to varying conditions.

Media reports indicate that Sri Lanka, along with the Netherlands, is one of the two teams facing such a demanding schedule in the initial round.

In contrast, teams like India and South Africa are playing three matches at the same venue.

Further reports state that due to day matches, the Sri Lankan squad had to start their day early at 7 am at the Brooklyn Hotel and rush through post-match media activities to make it to the airport on time.

After their match against South Africa, the team had to head straight to the airport to travel to their next destination.

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