SL mull suspending WI tour as Arthur, Thirimanne check Covid constructive
Colombo, Feb 3 | Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne have examined constructive for Covid-19, forcing the Sri Lanka cricket board to mull over suspending their tour of West Indies at the moment slated to start from February 20.
The Sri Lanka cricketers had commenced follow on January 28 with the 36-member group of gamers divided into three teams to coach at totally different time durations as a precautionary well being measure.
Instantly upon testing constructive for the coronavirus, each Arthur and Thirimanne have been directed to comply with Sri Lankan authorities’s well being protocol on Covid-19.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had performed RT-PCR assessments on February 2 on the 36-member squad, together with the teaching employees, internet bowlers and others.
Following the 2 constructive assessments, the SLC is exploring the potential for rescheduling the tour of West Indies and postpone it for a later date.
Within the meantime, SLC mentioned it’s going to proceed with regular operations, adhering to stipulated well being protocols in all its centres.
West Indies are at the moment touring Bangladesh and their first Take a look at received underway in Chattogram on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka have simply completed their Take a look at collection towards England at residence which they misplaced 2-0. Sri Lanka are seventh within the factors desk and are adopted by West Indies at eighth and Bangladesh in ninth.
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