Colombo, Sri Lanka Cricket The board on Monday issued a clarification regarding information that the board has refused to bear the cost of Kusal Perera’s shoulder surgery.
Several media studies stated that ‘SLC refused to bear the cost of surgical procedure for Kusal Perera’s shoulder injury’.
“Sri Lanka Cricket, in session with the SLC medical panel, worked out a 12-week rehabilitation program for Kusal Zenith Perera recovering from a long-standing injury to ensure that the player is successful in the T20I Asia Cup and ICC Ready for options for mails. T20 World Cup 2022,” SLC said at a launch.
“Towards achieving this goal, Sri Lanka Cricket recommends Kusal Janith Perera to stop playing any aggressive cricket and tolerate the proposed ‘rehabilitation programme’ under the supervision of the SLC medical panel. The SLC also suggested to the player that postponing the rehabilitation program may have a negative impact on his loss,” the board said.
However, instead of following the recommendation of the SLC, the player took part in the Lanka Premier League 2021, which affected his reinstatement programme.
“Even after his participation in the Lanka Premier League 2021, the medical panel of Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to rehabilitate a player specializing in the upcoming T20I Asia Cup and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, thus excluding him from several international tours, which The performance was carried out during the latest months,” the board said.
However, Sri Lanka Cricket has informed Kusal Zenith Perera that despite this situation, a substantial part of the fee required for his surgery will be borne by Sri Lanka Cricket.
He initially injured his shoulder during the restricted overs sequence for Perera. India July in the last 12 months. However, he continued to play against South Africa in the T20 World Cup and the second season of the Lanka Premier League. He has not played for Sri Lanka because of the World Cup.