Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Dr. Daminda to represent SLC at ICC biosafety briefing


Dr. Daminda Attanayake will represent Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at the upcoming ICC and BCCI organised bio-safety meeting on Thursday.

According to sources in the BCCI, the Internatio­nal Cricket Council (ICC) and the Indian cricket board have invited the representa­tives of all the World Cup participat­ing nations to attend an online briefing on Thursday, where the Strategic Bio-safety Plan will be discussed.“dr. Daminda is a sport and exercise physician and is a Chief Compliance Officer with the SLC. She is also a head of the rehabilita­tion unit at the Sports Ministry and member of the SLC medical unit”, a source said.“the strategic objective of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Bio-safety Plan is to develop straight forward easily understood protocols, that are objectivel­y rational and strictly enforced to safeguard the wellbeing of participan­ts, spectators and the communitie­s of the UAE and Oman”.

The ICC has formulated the Bio-safety Scientific Advisory Group of five members and India’s Dr.abhijit Salve is the Event Chief Medical Officer.the ICC event is being hosted by the Indian cricket board.

Dr. David Musker (ICC’S Covid Compliance Officer), Prof. Joe Toressi (Independen­t Bio-safety Scientific Advisor), Dr. Peter Harcourt (Chairman of the ICC Medical Advisory Panel) and Dr. Gurjit Bhogal (Independen­t Medical Chair) are the other members of the group.

Following representa­tives will attend the briefing, which is scheduled to take place at 2.30 pm (UAE time): Kate Beerworth & Alex Kountouris (Australia), Prasanth Panchada (Afghanista­n), Debashish Chaudhary (Bangladesh), Dr. Nick Peirce & Moiz Moghal (England), Daminda Attanayake

(Sri Lanka), Dayle Shackel (New Zealand), Dr. Shuaib Manjra (South Africa & ZW), Mark Rausa (Ireland), O. Gulston (West Indies) and Riaz Ahmed (Pakistan).

The ICC’S other officials, Ms. Vanessa Hibkirk and Lorraine D’souza will also attend the briefing, it is learnt.

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Dr. Daminda Attanayake

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