Would have been India's 68th Test tour
(July - 2012)
Would have been the eighth Test-playing tour of Sri Lanka by India
The planned two Test matches against India in July were scrapped and the tour became just five ODIs and a Twenty20 match. This was partly due to the players’ hectic schedule and partly because holding limited-overs games would be of greater financial benefit to Sri Lanka. Many TV viewers were showing little interest in Test matches whereas one-day games would have a huge effect on viewing figures.
Sri Lanka Cricket was short of funds after building new stadiums at Pallekele and Hambantota, and renovating the R Premadas Stadium in Colombo in preparation for the 2011 World Cup.
Indian players gained a five-week break after the IPL as a result of cancelling the Test matches
As in the last ODI series between the sides in 2009, India gained a 4-1 victory.
Earlier, the Madras High Court had heard a petition in March seeking a halt to India vs Sri Lanka cricket matches because, whenever India beat Sri Lanka, Sinhalese fishermen would respond by attacking their counterparts on the Tamil Nadu coast.
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