Sri Lanka will not have the services of the experienced campaigner Kavindu Perera who has been ruled out of the 2nd leg of the Asia Sevens Series due to a minor hamstring concern.
The 24-year-old, who was phenomenal for the Tuskers on the first day of the 1st Leg in Hong Kong, encountered trouble with his right hamstring and was forced out of the starting 7 in the Plate semifinal and Final and now will be forced to sit out of the touring squad for South Korea as well.
While the injury isn’t anything too serious, Kavindu is confident of making a return in the third leg that will kick off at the Racecourse Grounds in Colombo later in the year.
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Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka national team resumed training last Friday ahead of the 2nd leg. Navy SC player Chanaka Chandimal, who had to miss the first leg due to a chicken pox infection, has joined the extended training squad.
Along with Chandimal, the extended training squad also contains Richard Dharmapala, Srinath Sooriyabandara and Danushka Ranjan, all of whom missed the 1st leg of the competition.
Sri Lanka finished 5th in the 1st leg of the Asia Sevens Series and the team led by Sudarshana Muthuthanthri will definitely look at improving their performance in the coming two legs.