Sri Lankan cricketer Maheesh Theekshana said that the cold climate in Geelong is not the only reason why many players of the Sri Lankan team have sustained injuries.
Speaking at a press conference at the end of yesterday’s (20) match, he said that players got injured because of the soil instability at Kardinia Park Stadium in Geelong, where all the three matches for qualifying for Super-12 round of T20 World Cup were held.
The average temperature in Geelong is around 14 degrees Celsius and sometimes it drops down to 6 degrees Celsius at night.
Teekshana said the ball usually stays immobile once it hits the ground at Kardinia Park stadium without moving forward due to soil instability.
Currently, four players in the Sri Lankan team have sustained injuries. They are Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madhushan, Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka.
Meanwhile, it was reported that Pathum Nissanka has suffered a minor leg injury and he will be able to play again after a rest of two or three days.
In the meantime, Danushka Gunathilaka’s condition is being observed and a decision has not been taken to remove him from the team.
Cricket team Manager Mahinda Halangoda said Pramod Madushanda will also join the team after a brief break.
Meanwhile, the manager said Dushmantha Chameera will not be sent back to Sri Lanka though he was taken out from the tournament.
He said that arrangements are being made to perform the surgery on Chameera’s injured leg in Australia.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that Kasun Rajitha, who replaced Chameera, reached Australia yesterday.