Did Bhanuka lie about the fitness test?
Cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa has said in a Facebook post that rumours citing that he had failed the fitness test are untrue.
He further notes that he is yet to take the fitness test and is awaiting a date to be fixed.
However, it has now been revealed that Rajapaksa had actually taken the test and failed.
According to the new standards set by Sri Lankan cricket last year, players are to complete a 2km run within the expected benchmark of 8.10 minutes and also to maintain a skin-fold test level of 70.
It is said that Bhanuka, who has had a skin fold test level of 109, had also failed the 2km run and has asked for time and a re-test.