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Health Advisory Committee to ‘look after cricketers’

Prof Arjuna de Silva
Prof Arjuna de Silva

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed five member Medical Advisory Committee to focus on the physical and mental well being of cricketers . This is a significant step forward in looking after the mental well-being of cricketers with the inclusion of a psychiatrist.

Dr. Chamara Weerasinghe is the consultant psychiatrist in the panel. The Committee headed by Professor Arjuna de Silva – a consultant physician and the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency also includes Dr. Maiya Gunasekara, a consultant surgeon and Gastroenterology, Dr. Harindu Wijesinghe, a consultant rheumatologist and specialist in sports medicine, and Dr. Daminda Attanayake, a sports and exercise physician attached to the National Institute of Sports Medicine Prof Arjuna de Silva said Our first priority would be to ensure a bio-secure environment for cricketers to resume international cricket,”.

“But our job is to address all health and injury issues relating to cricketers and coaching staff.”Prof. de Silva who has worked in a similar capacity is a popular figure among athletes, notably cricketers Prof Arjuna de Silva did a fantastic job last time he was in the committee.

He was very close to the players and that helped players to open up when in need of help. It’s the same with all other individuals in the panel said a senior official of the SLC Medical Advisory Committee

Prof Arjuna de Silva (Chariman), Dr Chamara Weerasinghe , Dr Maiya Gunasekara, Dr Haridu Wijesinghe, Dr Daminda Attanayake