• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Sri Lanka players told to get fit or get out

Lasith Malinga

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday (28) warned the national cricket team to get fit in three months or get booted out. The ultimatum came after the squad was found to be unfit for the series against Zimbabwe which starts Friday (30). “No one has a satisfactory level of fitness, but I have made an exception this time,” sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said. Players are selected by an independent panel for the national team, but the sports minister must give final approval before they can represent the country. Jayasekera said no member of the 13-man squad met required international fitness standards and noted that high levels of injuries…

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