09 Jul 2021: Sri Lanka vs India series to be rescheduled: Details here
India's tour of Sri Lanka which was set to start from July 13 onwards, is set to be rescheduled.According to Cricbuzz, the development happens following positive cases of COVID-19 to members of the Sri Lankan team set-up.On Friday, the data analyst of the Sri Lanka cricket team, GT Niroshan, tested positive for COVID-19.On Thursday, batting coach Grant Flower had tested positive.
Tour: The ODI series will start a few days later
The tour was set to start with a three-match ODI series and this is now likely to start on July 17 or 18 rather than July 13.The report added that the Sri Lanka cricket board wants the players to serve an extended period of quarantine for its personnel. Recently, Sri Lanka returned from the UK after a limited-overs series.
Flower: Flower tested positive three days after returning from England
Earlier, Flower tested positive for COVID-19 three days after the squad returned from their tour of England. Despite this, Sri Lanka's medical staff had believed the series against India will not be impacted. As per them, Flower contracted the virus in England. It was reported that Flower hadn't been in close contact with other squad members over the last few days.
Fact: SLC to announce the revised schedule on Saturday
As per Cricbuzz, Sri Lanka Cricket is set to announce the revised schedule of the matches to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the broadcasters on Saturday.
Fact: Niroshan, Flower have tested positive for the Delta variant
It has been learned that both Niroshan and Flower have tested positive for the Delta variant of the virus, which is particularly contagious. As a result, the whole squad will now spend at least two more days in isolation, and face another PCR test.
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