Psychologists help SL players
Sri Lanka has hired psychologists to help its national cricket team overcome
the trauma they suffered in the attacks in Pakistan, a doctor said on Sunday.
The four specialists would work "to mentally boost our cricketers, help
them heal their mental scars and overcome the tragedy," Geethanjana Mendis,
head of the Sri Lankan sports ministry medical unit, told AFP.
Seven Sri Lankan players and their British assistant coach Paul Farbrace were
injured in the Lahore attack and the squad was flown home immediately.
Thilan Samaraweera underwent major surgery in Colombo to remove a bullet from
his left thigh, while Tharanga Paranavitana had a bullet taken out of his
chest, and Ajantha Mendis had shrapnel extracted from his back and head.
"The (three) players will need about two months rest to recover before
starting on light training. But they are all doing well. They can be discharged
within a few days," Geethanjana Mendis said.