PRETORIA: Sri Lanka mentor Mickey Arthur desires the Global Cricket Council (ICC) to introduce injury substitutions in Checks as his side have been still left with only six match gamers for the remainder of the five-working day clash with South Africa.
The visitors trail South Africa by 160 runs in their second innings and whilst they have missing only two wickets, in fact they may possibly be six or 7 down except if they can get their hurt players again on to the crease.
A variety of gamers have been hampered by muscle accidents and Arthur has blamed this on the team’s insufficient preparing for the match due to COVID-19 limitations.
“I do sit on the ICC Cricket Committee and I will be getting a chat at the close of this Examination match,” Arthur instructed reporters on Monday.
“I noticed India also dropped a person of their quicks (rapidly bowlers) today (from Australia) and I suspect that far more teams will lose quicks as the workload will just be far too substantially with COVID close to and the quarantine procedure.
“If the globe was standard we would not be in this condition, the conditioning would be excellent. With it being an abnormal world at the moment, I’m rather guaranteed it will occur up for discussion at ICC amount.
“We may well only have six in shape players to finish a Exam match. That is not fantastic sufficient for anyone – our group, the Television set viewers and the opposition.”
The Lankans have brought an prolonged 21-guy squad for the two-Exam collection in South Africa, after which they head home for two Tests towards England commencing on Jan. 14.
“Thank goodness in any other case it would be (batting mentor) Grant Flower at 3 and me at range 4 in the up coming Check match,” Arthur said ruefully.