Two Sri Lanka Cricketers Test Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of West Indies Tour

Two Sri Lanka cricketers have examined constructive for Covid-19 throughout coaching with the limited-overs squad forward of subsequent month’s tour of the West Indies. The 2 gamers are medium pacer Binura Fernando and all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne.

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“The 2 gamers have been discovered to be constructive, following a PCR check carried out on January 20,” Sri Lanka Cricket stated in an announcement. “Instantly upon identification, they’ve been directed to comply with the federal government’s well being protocol laid out on COVID-19.

“The squad which commenced coaching on the January 18 on the SSC Grounds, underwent a PCR check on the 20th, while the remainder of the gamers will as soon as once more endure a PCR Check on the 26th January 2021, as a part of a routine testing course of.”

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The gamers, in addition to remainder of the squad members, will now be in isolation. Sri Lanka are set to journey to West Indies for 2 Assessments and 6 limited-overs video games from the tip of February.

Karunaratne has performed one Check in 2019, in opposition to Australia, whereas Fernando has performed two T20Is in opposition to Pakistan in 2015.

Earlier, high officers of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) addressed speculations of the media that alleged a younger cricketer of the nationwide staff being caught concerned in an unsightly intercourse scandal in the course of the First check at Galle performed againstEngland. Since Wednesday, January 20, rumours began doing the rounds after a number of information portals carried out the intercourse scandal reviews. The participant in context is in his early twenties and performed within the Galle Check in opposition to England which concluded on January 18.A senior member from the SLC spoke to Cricket Age and quashed the continuing allegations.

Whereas talking to the portal, the official established that any such incident was not reported in the course of the match. The assertion added that the tales doing rounds are fabricated with an intention to muddle the continuing check collection. Sri Lanka endured a complete defeat shedding 5 check matches on their house soil in opposition to the guests.

The SLC official additional acknowledged that individuals discover methods to criticise when a staff loses. Through the interplay, it was confirmed {that a} trivial state of affairs occurred which needed to do one thing with violating the dressing room code of conduct. Nonetheless, the intercourse scandal accusation is baseless, concluded the SLC member.


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