Karunaratne falls after heat-stroke, clears all precautionary medical tests
Sri Lanka Test and ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne, who had a heat-stroke on the first outdoor training on Tuesday underwent certain medical tests on Wednesday.
According to the highly placed sources in Sri Lanka, the 33-year-old left-handed opening batsman was taken for Cardio Respiratory in a designated ambulance service to the Human Performance Laboratory attached with the Sri Lankan ministry.
In the ambulance he was accompanied by the Sports and Exercise Physician (Dr.) Daminda Attanayake.
“The tests were conducted as a precautionary measure and all his reports are normal. He is perfectly alright and also immediately went to the ground and attended the outdoor training,”
the sources attached with the laboratory and ground staff, speaking exclusively added.
Interestingly, Dr. Daminda Attanayake is ICC’s representative for Sri Lanka cricket and coach Mickey Arthur is highly impressed with the facilities and her amazing work.
However, Sri Lankan players, who have begun outdoor practice sessions at the Colombo Cricket Club Ground will be given a two-day break on Thursday and Friday for the outdoor training.
“We have a curfew on these two days here and it won’t look good if the players go out for practice on these days and we are considering to abandon outdoor training on these two days,” a source in SLC said.