Mickey Arthur, Sri Lanka head coach, has examined constructive for COVID-19.© AFP
Sri Lanka’s national coach Mickey Arthur and a participant have examined constructive for the coronavirus, the nation’s cricket board stated Wednesday, casting doubt over the upcoming West Indies tour. Prime-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne, 31, and the 52-year-old Arthur have been discovered to have been contaminated with Covid-19 after Sri Lanka’s 36-member squad was examined forward of their deliberate departure in two weeks. “Contemplating the present scenario, Sri Lanka Cricket is exploring the opportunity of rescheduling the tour of West Indies, which was scheduled to start on Feb 20,” the governing physique stated in a press release.
It’s the first time that members of the nationwide cricket workforce have examined constructive for Covid-19. Not less than 65,700 individuals within the Indian Ocean island nation have been contaminated with the virus, with 330 dying.
Sri Lanka hosted a two-match Check sequence in opposition to England at Galle final month with none spectators as a part of strict well being laws to stop the unfold of the virus.
Sri Lanka have been to play two Checks, three one-day internationals and three T20 matches as a part of the West Indies tour.
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