India vs Sri lanka 2021: Due to the entry of Corona in the Sri Lankan camp, the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will no longer start from July 13. Actually, the schedule of the upcoming limited overs series between India and Sri Lanka has been changed after the Sri Lankan cricket team’s batting coach and performance analyst got corona infected. Earlier the ODI series was to start from July 13, but now it will start from July 18. BCCI secretary Jay Shah gave this information to news agency PTI.
The ODI series between India and Sri Lanka was earlier scheduled to begin on July 13, but it has been pushed forward by four days after Sri Lankan batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst GT Niroshan tested positive for coronavirus. Let us tell you that the Sri Lankan team has returned from the tour of England a few days ago.
Jay Shah said, “The ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will now start from July 18. Because a case of corona infection has come to the host team. We understand that the circumstances are extraordinary. In the circumstances, Sri Lanka will fully cooperate with cricket.”
Shah further said, “Our medical team is in constant touch with the doctors of Sri Lanka cricket. We are following all the safety protocols, which will help in organizing the series. We are sure that both the countries will enjoy exciting cricket in this series. will perform.”
Let us tell you that all the three matches of the ODI series will be played on 18, 20 and 23 July at Premadasa Stadium while T20 matches will start from 25 July. At the same time, the last two T20s will be played on 27 and 29 July.
One Sri Lankan player also got infected – report
Earlier, in one of the two bio bubbles created for Sri Lankan cricketers, a cricketer of the host team has been found positive. The players have been practicing separately in two groups since the series was postponed for five days due to Corona infection. Quoting Sri Lankan sources, ‘Newswire.IK’ said that batsman Sandun Veerakkodi has also been found to be Corona positive.
According to the website report, he was with 15 senior players who are staying at Cinnamon Grand Hotel. The report also said that Veerokkodi, along with Bhanuka Rajapaksa and several other cricketers, was sent to Dambulla on Friday night to play a warm-up game ahead of the series against India.
At the same time, another group of 26 cricketers are living in a separate bio bubble in Dambulla and Sri Lanka Cricket said that none of them are infected. At the same time, the Indian team under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan is practicing in Colombo. The coach of the team is Rahul Dravid.