Making junior cricket safer for Sri Lanka (PhD academy award)
British Journal of Sports Medicine
BMJ Publishing Group
School of Medical and Health Sciences / Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP)
Australian Government Resaerch Training Program Scholarship Federation University Australia, Ballarat
My aim was to identify areas where cricket could be made safer for junior players in Sri Lanka. For this, I studied the types of musculoskeletal injuries that occur and what injury risks players perceive there to be. Because of its geographical location in south Asia, Sri Lanka has a hot and humid climate. Therefore, I also explored the potential for exertional heat illness (EHI) in this popula-tion. Conducting research in Sri Lanka, with limited resources and infrastructure was a chal-lenging task but the potential to make an impact on the safety of so many junior players made this a particularly valuable research experience.
Gamage, P. J. (2021). Making junior cricket safer for Sri Lanka (PhD academy award). British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(8), 451-452. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-101988