Silva gets discharged from hospital and available for selection


Kaushal Silva has been discharged from hospital with a clean bill of health. He was airlifted to hospital after he was hit with a ball at the back of the neck when he was fielding at short-leg in a two-day practice game.

The Sri Lankan management has stated that Kaushal Silva is fit now and he will be available for selection for the upcoming England tour.

According to Charith Senanayake, the team manager, reports have suggested that he has not suffered any major trauma. The Sri Lankan board said that he is completely clear for physical activities, however, he will be completely rested for two days before steadily resuming his training.

Kaushal Silva said in a statement, “I want to thank SLC, Angelo Mathews and Sanath Jayasuriya for getting me treated and helping get me to this stage. I also want to thank all the people who wished me well from around the world. I will rest for a couple of days, but am really looking forward to getting back onto the field and playing well.”

Silva was fielding at short-leg when Dinesh Chandimal played a fierce sweep shot that struck him at the back of his neck. Fortunately, he was wearing the helmet with extra padding, which was introduced after the shocking death of Phillip Hughes. According to his teammates, it would have been severe had he not worn the helmet with added protection.

Kaushal Silva struck century on the first day of the practice match and he is in selectors’ radar for the England tour.

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