By Bipin Dani
Sripali Weerakkody has become Sri Lanka’s first woman cricketer qualified as Master and Fitness Trainer in Australia.
She has been certified by the Australian Institute of Fitness.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror on Tuesday she said, “After years of intense study I am finally qualified internationally with Master and Fitness Trainer by the Australian Institute of Fitness.”
“This had been my dream as a female cricketer in the Sri Lankan National pool after 16 years of international cricket. Most people used to ask me why I was not to been seen on the pitch playing over the last year and this was the result of my absence,” the 34-year-old lower-order left-hand batswoman and right-arm medium-pacer added.
“Now I can train any international team and travel to any country for training with these qualifications”.
“I would love to join T20 teams, especially the IPL and BBL (Big Bash Leagues) because I love challenges and love to go with new strategies,” she further added.
Sripali had dedicated her certificate and new journey to Dr. Miur Jayaweera, her business partner at Myrus Fitness company and Norman Kochannek, a tax specialist and her Australian friend and mentor.