Sri Lanka Cricket has reportedly refused to pay for Kusal Janith Perera’s shoulder surgery.
Kusal Janith Perera is going to have surgery on his shoulder in the UK, and he asked Sri Lanka Cricket to pay for it since his insurance doesn’t cover it.
But Sri Lanka Cricket has turned down the request, delaying the surgery even more.
“The opener asked his boss to consider paying for the whole thing, but he got a straight “no.” SLC also didn’t offer an alternative. This means that Perera could miss this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. He is now expected to meet with SLC Chairman Shammi Silva to ask him to change his mind, The Sunday Times reported today.
Kusal Janith Perera hurt his shoulder playing for Sri Lanka last year. SLC has reportedly refused to pay the cost because Perera played in the Lanka Premier League 2021 despite being hurt.
Perera has said, though, that he only played in the tournament with permission from Sri Lankan Cricket.