Sanga questions decision to schedule India Tour

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NDTV: After the West Indies’ dramatic pullout from the India tour due to pay dispute with WICB, Sri Lanka Cricket’s decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series has come in for sharp criticism from Kumar Sangakkara. “Our six weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do a month’s requirement of skills work before India. Planning ahead anyone,” Kumar Sangakkara asked in a tweet. Kumar Sangakkara   Sri Lankans are currently under an intense fitness program conducted by the former national rugby union skipper Chandrishan Perera. The program 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 program 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 Lankans were to face England in a seven-match home ODI series before heading off to New Zealand for a Test and ODI series. The sudden management decision to fill in the void due to West Indies’ pull-out from the remainder of India tour has upset the work schedule of the Sri Lankans.