March 6, 2002

Dilhara Fernando travels to Australia for specialist coaching


Sri Lanka fast bowler Dilhara Fernando has been sent to Western Australia where he will spend ten days working with fast bowling expert Darrel Foster in an attempt to ward off future injuries.

Fernando, the quickest of Sri Lanka's bowlers, suffered a stress fracture of his back at Sharjah last October and, though now back bowling in the nets, the team management is keen for Foster to iron out slight technical faults in a powerful bowling action that places a severe strain on his back.

When Fernando returns he will rejoin the national training squad and the management are hopeful that he will be in contention for the forthcoming Sharjah tournament in April.