Sri Lanka Board President s XI cricketer Pathum Nissanka, who was playing in the 1st practice game against England the NCC Ground was hospitalized this evening, after he was hit on the helmet, while fielding at the short leg.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital and was given specialist medical attention. While an MRI scan showed that the player is out of danger.

However, he will remain in the hospital for 24 hours on observation status, following medical advice.