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Dr Daminda Attanayake Appointed Event Chief Medical Officer for Asia Cup

Deccan Chronicle.| Bipin Dani

Published on: August 31, 2023 | Updated on: August 31, 2023
Dr Daminda Attanayake

Dr Daminda Attanayake

Dr Daminda Attanayake, who is currently working as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to the Sri Lanka Cricket team and also the medical representative to the International Cricket Council (ICC) from Sri Lanka has been appointed as an Event Chief Medical officer for the Asia Cup.

She will be looking after the Sri Lanka leg of the Asia Cup.

The ongoing Asia Cup is being hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the matches are being played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Dr. Saleem Sohail is holding the same post and is looking after the event in Pakistan.

"Event Chief Medical Officers are responsible for the co-ordination and governance of medical services provided by event medical staff to players, officials and team management during the event in both host cities (at the match, practise venue and at team hotels)", one of the sources aware about development said to this reporter.

"Both Dr. Daminda Attanayake and Dr. Sohail will also ensure the proper processes outlined in the Medical Handbook are adhered to. They will also ensure that proper structures are in place to support emergencies and health issues related to spectators and other venue staff in both countries, Pakistan and Sri Lanka", the source further added.  

Dr. Daminda has also experience of working as a Team Physician to National Hockey and Netball teams and the Contingent Doctor for the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia.

The decision on replacement of the injured player, if any, during the tournament will lie with the medical panel of the PCB, it is learned. 

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