Sri Lanka Head Coach Mickey Arthur has actually safeguarded the function he played as an analyst in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

There have been some suggestions in the media that the coach is to blame for the group’s enormous loss against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test dipped into the Centurion, having actually engaged as an analyst throughout the LPL and not training the training squad ahead of the trip.

The 52-year-old South Africa-born coach, however, has actually defended his decision to take on that commentary stint.

” I was there (in Hambantota) to keep a tab on the people and we only had 3 gamers (Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne and Santhush Gunathilaka) not in the LPL, training in Colombo,” Arthur said.

” All our team was in Hambantota at the LPL so it made sense as head coach to view our gamers and see the local brand-new skill that could possibly play for Sri Lanka.”

” I understand how I work and just how much regard (I have for my responsibility).”.

The Sri Lankan group had its first training session for the new year at the Wanderers on Friday early morning. The second and the final Test will be played at the exact same location from January 3 to 7.

The fitness of the injured players is being kept track of by the medical group.

Members of the Sri Lankan team had another PCR test on Thursday and all results are negative, it is found out.