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Australian cricketers have raised concerns about visiting Sri Lanka in June and July, but the tour will go ahead.

Sri Lanka is gripped by an economic crisis, leading to a shortage of essentials like fuel and medicine.

It will be Australia’s first tour of Sri Lanka since 2016.

“The players are aware of the situation in Sri Lanka,” said Australian Cricketers’ Association chief executive Todd Greenberg.

“Our players want to play and will take direction, guidance and advice from Cricket Australia about tour arrangements and planning.”

The tour is scheduled to include two Tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20s.

Demonstrations have been taking place across Sri Lanka since March, with some turning violent.

“It’s fair to say there is a level of discomfort around touring in conditions that contrast those faced by the people of Sri Lanka, such as rising food prices, power cuts and fuel rationing,” added Greenberg.

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