Sangakkara wants equal opportunity in Tests
May 21, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan captain, has asked for teams to be given equal opportunity in Test cricket, saying the dwindling number of five-day matches Sri Lanka were playing was limiting their ambitions. Sangakkara welcomed the idea of a world Test championship and said teams should be given the chance of playing a minimum number of Tests in a year.
"It’s great to have a Test championship but I believe that all sides should have an equal opportunity to play Test matches," Sangakkara told Reuters in Florida, where Sri Lanka are playing two Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand. "This year we are lucky that India wants to come and play Test matches but the opportunity for Sri Lankan players to fulfil their Test ambitions are getting more and more limited."