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Colts Cricket Club launches ‘Health is Wealth’ theme to fight coronavirus


Sri Lanka’s premier cricket club- Colombo Colts Cricket Club has come forward as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) project with few of its cricketers doing exercises and gym work and sending messages to the sports lovers in the country to remain fit during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Colts Cricket Club launches ‘Health is Wealth’ theme to fight coronavirus

The cricketers who have been doing gym and exercises in the video are: Angelo Mathews, Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Dilruwan Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Nisala Tharaka, Priyamal Perera, Prabath Jayasuriya and Sangeeth Cooray.

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The video, that inspires to keep fit, healthy and strong with some simple, routine exercises and treadmill walks amid the nationwide curfew due to Coronavirus threat, has been released in partnership with Club’s sponsor Fairfirst Insurance.

“Few of these players have played for/against this club. This video is to enlighten everyone of an exercise routine easily done at home during these days of curfew,” Carlton Bernardus, the former head of cricket operations, SLC, said to the reporter.

As of 15 April 2020, 233 confirmed cases have been reported in the country with 7 deaths. And the recovered amount is 63. On 3 March 2020, the first reported case involving a Sri Lankan origin outside Sri Lanka was reported in Italy.

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