Sri Lanka team's data analyst tests positive for COVID-19, second case after batting coach Flower

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Colombo, Jul 9 (PTI) Sri Lankan team's data analyst G T Niroshan has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the limited overs series against India, the country's cricket board said on Friday, a day after its batting coach Grant Flower contracted the virus.

Niroshan is currently being treated as per the medical protocols.

'The Data Analyst of the Sri Lanka National Team, G. T. Niroshan, has tested positive for Covid 19,' Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

'He was found to be positive, following a PCR Test carried out among the National Players, Coaches, and Support Staff yesterday, following the identification of Grant Flower as Covid Positive.

'Niroshan is now undergoing due medical protocols.' On Thursday, Sri Lanka's batting coach Flower tested positive for COVID-19, 48 hours after the squad's arrival from England and less than a week before the home series against India.

Sri Lanka are set to take on India in a six-match white-ball series starting July 13. Flower had been isolated from the rest of the squad which is undergoing hard quarantine on arrival. PTI KHS AH AH AT AT

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