Sri Lanka’s data analyst GT Niroshan only a day after the team’s batting coach Grant Flower tested positive for COVID-19. It’s unclear whether the limited-overs series against India, which begins July 13, would be impacted due to an increase in the number of cases in the host camp. Let’s look at Sri Lanka’s Performance Analyst Tests Positive
The team members and admin staff have been ordered to self-isolate since returning to their nation following the England tour. The SLC advised the players and members not to leave their rooms until further notice when Grant got the virus.
Sri Lanka’s Performance Analyst Tests Positive
“The Data Analyst of the Sri Lanka National Team, G.T. Niroshan, has tested positive for Covid 19. He was found to be positive, following a PCR Test carried out among the National Players, Coaches, and Support Staff yesterday, following the identification of Grant Flower as Covid Positive. Niroshan is now undergoing due medical protocols,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.
Sri Lanka’s white-ball series of India will begin on July 13, with all 6 games, 3- ODIs and as many T20Is – set to take place at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. All of the games are planned to be performed under closed doors due to the current Covid-19 scenario.
ECB Was Compelled To Announce A New Squad Of 18 Players
The new instances in the Sri Lanka side came after 7-members of the England set tested positive for the virus, including 3 national team players and four support staff members. The ECB was compelled to announce a new squad of 18 players for the team’s limited-overs series against Pakistan as a result of the implementation.
Furthermore, the news that Sri Lanka’s coach and data analyst had tested positive just added to the country’s difficulties. Since being discovered late at night in a local market in Durham, Sri Lanka’s vice-captain Kusal Mendis, batsman Danushka Gunathilaka and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella were found guilty of violating bio-bubble protocols.
SLC then compelled the 3 members to return to Sri Lanka, and a five-member panel was formed to examine the incident. Furthermore, all members of the Sri Lankan team are unhappy with SLC’s policy of yearly contracts. Angelo Mathews has withdrawn from the India tour for personal reasons, leaving 29 selected members to sign the contract.