The Tamil community in New Zealand is urging the Black Caps cricket team to boycott their tour of Sri Lanka.
Members say the team must take a moral stance against the plight of an estimated 300,000 people displaced as a result of civil war there.
The United Nations has recently backed calls for an investigation into allegations of human rights abuses at Tamil refugee camps.
A spokesperson for the Tamil Youth Organisation Dhaya Haran says a cricket boycott would send a clear message to the Sri Lankan government.
He says he has written to members of parliament and the Black Caps suggesting the boycott.