After the Indian Cricket team dominated over their host Sri Lanka in the recently concluded test series, where Sri Lanka were beaten 3-0 at their home series, the cricket board of the Island country have now banned sweets in the dressing room, to achieve a physique makeover. The cricketing squad lead by Angelo Mathews, which is going through its worst ever form, have recently come under heated criticism for the growing bellies of its players.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara took a jibe at the team for their growing waistline after the teams exit from the Champions Trophy. ScoopWhoop quoted the sports minister saying, “Sri Lanka is the only cricket team to have players with big bellies and it’s not surprising there are so many drops. Leave alone the catches, how many runs have leaked in the field.”
To add more to it now team physio Nirmala and physical trainer Nick Lee have taken the unprecedented move to ban sweet, replacing them with protein-rich diet.
As reported by ScooopWhoop, Sri Lankan team cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha was quoted saying, “No idea about the biscuits ban (a local newspaper report). Just like other teams, our physio and trainer are managing the dietary requirements of the team. One of the things, they don’t want are sweets in the dressing room.”
And amid criticism from several sectors of the island nation, the Sri Lankan cricket squad has reportedly welcomed the initiative to ban sweets, in a supportive manner.