Australia batsman David Warner is unhappy with the "very, very poor" scheduling which is set to see him miss the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka.
A Test tour of India means several players, including Warner, will miss the three T20s played in February.
The last of the games against Sri Lanka is on February 22, a day before the first Test starts in India.
Warner is unimpressed by the scheduling and believes it could hurt Australia's chances of winning a first World Twenty20 next year.
"Scheduling is obviously Cricket Australia's area. They play the big role in putting that on," he told Fox Sports.
"For me, it's about going out there and playing the game and not worrying too much about that.
"In saying that, it is very, very poor scheduling. To have your Test team going away to play a Test match and one-dayers overseas, it doesn't make any sense to us. I don't like it.
"Those of us who are part of the T20 team have a bigger goal and bigger picture, and that is to win a World Cup. You want to be putting your best team on the park all the time."
Warner has played 63 Twenty20 internationals, averaging 28.10 with a strike rate of 139.56.
The 30-year-old, however, said the schedule could force him to retire from one format of the game.
"At the moment I'm really not playing IT20s. The last one I played was against India last year and therefore I don't get to play another one until maybe the World Cup," Warner said.
"I don't know when I'll next be available for a T20 international. There is no need to give anything away because I'm not playing it.
"If it's in the schedule, then something will have to give eventually. I'm only 30, so I have a lot of miles in these legs still."