Sri Lanka to go forward with West Indies tour despite COVID-19 constructive assessments of Lahiru Thirimanne, coach Mickey Arthur

Sri Lanka to go forward with West Indies tour despite COVID-19 constructive assessments of Lahiru Thirimanne, coach Mickey Arthur

Colombo: Sri Lanka mentioned on Tuesday that it’s going to go forward with a West Indies tour which had been thrown into doubt after opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and coach Mickey Arthur contracted coronavirus.

The nationwide board mentioned that the squad will go away for the Caribbean on 23 February for a sequence which was initially as a result of begin on Saturday.

Sri Lanka Cricket had been negotiating to delay the sequence since 52-year-old coach Arthur and 31-year-old Thirimanne examined constructive.

There was no official phrase on whether or not the pair would be part of the tour, however board sources mentioned each had been asymptomatic and had accomplished their necessary isolation.

Sri Lanka will play three T20s, three one-day internationals and two Check matches “underneath a bio-secure setting in Antigua” from 3 March to 2 April, the board mentioned in an announcement.

Thirimanne and Arthur had been the one members of the nationwide cricket squad who examined constructive for COVID-19. No less than 76,750 individuals within the Indian Ocean island nation have been contaminated with the virus, with 403 dying.

Sri Lanka hosted a two-match Check sequence towards England at Galle final month — Thirimanne made 111 within the first of them — with none spectators as a part of strict well being laws to forestall the unfold of the virus

The three T20 marches might be performed on 3, 5 and seven March on the Coolidge Cricket Floor, Antigua whereas the three one-day internationals might be on the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium on 10, 12 and 14 March.

The 2 Assessments may even be on the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium with the primary recreation beginning on 21 March and the second on 29 March.

 

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