Kumar Sangakkara, skipper of Sri Lanka World Cup side, has said that his team has not done so much practice at his homeland’s World Cup Venues, which are yet to be completed, will deprive them from home advantage during the Mega tournament, Construction delays have barred Sri Lanka national team from training at the new stadiums in Hambantota and Pallekele.
Sangakkara told that we would love to train at all the grounds, but we need to have suitable amenities to train. He said that we needed to have side wickets and gyms at the venues; otherwise it is difficult for us to survive.
Hambantota and Pallekele will host five (Group A) matches in all, with Sri Lanka featuring in two of them, one at each of the grounds. Sangakkara believed the players were happy with the facilities at Sri Lanka's third World Cup venue - the renovated R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo - where the squad has played a few domestic matches recently. Sri Lanka will play their first match at Hambantota on February 20 against Canada.