The murmurs have been around for a while, and they've now finally come to the surface. Sri Lanka's players and team management are far from pleased that they have been forced to play first in Hambantota and then Pallekele, and will only get to their beloved R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo if they get past the Super Eights.
Even given that this is an International Cricket Council tournament and not a bilateral home series for Sri Lanka, it's impossible to have no sympathy for the home team. After all, while it's great to be taking in new venues if you're a visitor or tourist, for the players the focus remains on giving themselves the best chance to win. To this end, the long inter-city bus journeys have already elicited moaning tweets from some.
From the point of view of the organisers, though, you can see why they would want Sri Lanka matches at all venues. Colombo has a big enough cricket market and a population ready to lap up even matches not involving Sri Lanka. The West Indies-Australia match in Colombo was a big success, but even this is likely to be dwarfed by the forthcoming India-Pakistan encounter. In order to ramp up ticket sales in venues such as Hambantota and Pallekele, it made sense to have Sri Lanka play there.