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Health Ministry directs SLC to Conduct Foreigner Players PCR tests at SJGH Lab

Written by Sumit Seth

The ministry of Health, in a directive, has instructed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to conduct foreigner and local players PCR and antibody tests at government’s Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital (SJGH) laboratory, Cricket Age reliably learns.

Earlier, the PCR tests were used to be conducted at SLC vice president International Cricket Jayantha Dharmadasa owned Nawaloka hospital. However, the new directive says:

“All international cricketers and other support staff visiting Sri Lanka should undergo PCR and antibody testing on day 01/03 and pre-match days. The samples, collected from any part of the Island, should be submitted to the SJGH laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Chsndima Jeewandara.”

It was also recommended to pay SLR 7500 for a PCR test sent to SJGH Lab and SLR 5000 for an antibody test.

Currently, Sri Lanka Cricket is in the middle of staging much talked about Lanka Premier League (LPL).


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