Two Sri Lanka Under-19 cricketers down with chicken pox

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Two Sri Lanka Under-19 players selected for the ICC Youth World Cup have been diagnosed with chicken pox in the immediate aftermath of the cricket camp held in Hambantota, according to sources close to the team.

Top order batsman Hashan Dumindu of Gurukula College, Kelaniya and middle order batsman Thilaksha Sumanasiri of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, are the two players diagnosed with the disease.

The team management has decided to vaccinate the rest of the squad in consultation with their parents, after symptoms were detected in the two players on consecutive days.

The 15-member squad selected for the World Cup ended more than a week long cricket camp at Hambantota, late last week. The team will play a short series against Australia Under-19 prior to the Youth World Cup.