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Dinesh Chandimal released from the hospital ahead of first Test against India

The source also confirmed that the Sri Lankan captain is out of any danger and is guaranteed to be a part of the second match against India.

Dinesh Chandimal
Sri Lankan cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Sri Lankan camp was hit with a huge blow on Friday, as new Test captain Dinesh Chandimal had to be admitted to the Nawaloka hospital following a chest infection. But it is good news for the Sri Lankan team as the skipper has been discharged from the hospital.

The name of the hospital was not revealed to avoid the gathering of fans. Chandimal was released after an inspection from Arjuna De Silva who is a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of the SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket) board according to a source.

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What the source had to say:

“The name of the Hospital was kept secret so as the fans don’t rush here to see the cricketer” said a source at the hospital.

“The discharge was given at around 1.00 PM after being given clearance by Prof. Arjuna De Silva, who came and checked him” added the source.

The 27-year-old Dinesh Chandimal also thanked a reporter from the MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit) of the hospital as he wished the cricketer a speedy recovery. Chandimal’s wife was also present in the hospital who was waiting to take the cricketer back home if given a green signal by the doctor.

“Chandimal had lung infection and he is very much better”, the source close to the hospital, said. Due to an infection in his lung, Chandimal was referred to an acclaimed chest specialist Dr. Keerthi Gunasekara.

“Dr. Keerthi Gunasekara visited the patient on two consecutive days on Friday and Saturday”, the source further added.

The source also confirmed that the Sri Lankan captain is out of any danger and is guaranteed to be a part of the second match against India. “Chandimal is fine now and will certainly be able to play the second the Test against India (commencing in Colombo on August 3)”, the hospital source confirmed immediately after the discharge.

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