A Sri Lankan participant in one of many two bio-bubbles has examined positive for COVID-19 as the virus outbreak continued to rock the house workforce forward of its limited-overs collection towards India.
The group of gamers are coaching individually even as the virus outbreak pressured a postponement of the collection by 4 days after the house workforce’s batting coach Grant Flower and knowledge analyst G T Niroshan have contracted the virus.
‘Newswire.lk’ quoted Sri Lankan sources as saying that batsman Sandun Weerakkodi has examined positive for COVID.
According to the report in the web site, Weerakkodi was with the 15 senior cricketers who have been coaching right here whereas staying on the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
The report additional said that Weerakkodi, together with Bhanuka Rajapaksa and a number of other different cricketers, have been despatched to Dambulla on Friday night time to play follow matches forward of the India collection.
The squad staying at Cinnamon Grand additionally contains Asela Guneratne, Angelo Perera and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and all of them will now have to bear quarantine.
There is one other group of 26 cricketers placing up in a separate bubble in Dambulla, and SLC mentioned that they’re all advantageous.
The Indian cricket workforce’s six-match limited-overs collection towards Sri Lanka was on Friday rescheduled owing to a COVID-19 outbreak in the house workforce camp, with the primary ODI now beginning on July 17 as a substitute of July 13.
Flower and Niroshan — a part of Sri Lanka’s help employees — have examined positive for the dreaded virus on return from the United Kingdom, which has pressured Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to lengthen the exhausting quarantine interval from the stipulated three days.
Weerakoddy wasn’t part of UK-returned workforce. That workforce continues to be in isolation put up Flower and Niroshan’s positive instances.
The newest positive case got here from a separate bubble of 13 gamers.