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Sri Lanka's batting coach Andy Flower tests positive for coronavirus

 
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In what comes shocking news to Sri Lankan Cricket, batting coach Andy Flower has been tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic. It was only recently that the Sri Lankan team arrived in their hometown after playing limited-overs series against England.

England got the better of Sri Lanka in both formats. The hosts won the T20I series by 3-0 and whitewashed the visitors. Coming to the ODI series, England won the first two games before the third and final ODI was abandoned after rain played spoilsport.

After the end of the assignment, the Sri Lankan team took the flight to reach their hometown. All of them were tested on their arrival. While all of them tested negative, batting coach Andy Flower contracted the virus infection.

This development is more bad news to Sri Lankan Cricket. Many fear that the upcoming limited-overs series might be cancelled due to the same. As per the schedule, Sri Lanka will play three ODIs and three T20Is against India at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sri Lankan players are currently going through a mandatory quarantine and they will complete their spell on July 12. Meanwhile, the ODI opener is scheduled to begin on July 13. The Lankan players might not also get enough time to practice before the opener.

On the other end of the spectrum, Shikhar Dhawan-led team were involved in two intrasquad matches. They are more than ready to free their arms and play a good brand of cricket in the upcoming series. However, that isn't the same case with Sri Lanka.

Grant Flower was found to be positive: SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday gave an official confirmation that batting coach Grant Flower tested positive for the coronavirus epidemic. "He was found to be positive during a PCR test carried out on him today when Flower showed mild symptoms of the disease," SLC said in an official statement.

The former Zimbabwe cricketer is now undergoing due medical protocols. Sri Lankan players returned to Sri Lanka on Tuesday evening (July 6). "Our players will anyway go into a bubble since India is already in the country," the source had told ANI.

In what comes shocking news to Sri Lankan Cricket, batting coach Andy Flower has been tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic. It was only recently that the Sri Lankan team arrived in their hometown after playing limited-overs series against England.

England got the better of Sri Lanka in both formats. The hosts won the T20I series by 3-0 and whitewashed the visitors. Coming to the ODI series, England won the first two games before the third and final ODI was abandoned after rain played spoilsport.

After the end of the assignment, the Sri Lankan team took the flight to reach their hometown. All of them were tested on their arrival. While all of them tested negative, batting coach Andy Flower contracted the virus infection.

This development is more bad news to Sri Lankan Cricket. Many fear that the upcoming limited-overs series might be cancelled due to the same. As per the schedule, Sri Lanka will play three ODIs and three T20Is against India at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Sri Lankan players are currently going through a mandatory quarantine and they will complete their spell on July 12. Meanwhile, the ODI opener is scheduled to begin on July 13. The Lankan players might not also get enough time to practice before the opener.

On the other end of the spectrum, Shikhar Dhawan-led team were involved in two intrasquad matches. They are more than ready to free their arms and play a good brand of cricket in the upcoming series. However, that isn't the same case with Sri Lanka.

Grant Flower was found to be positive: SLC

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday gave an official confirmation that batting coach Grant Flower tested positive for the coronavirus epidemic. "He was found to be positive during a PCR test carried out on him today when Flower showed mild symptoms of the disease," SLC said in an official statement.

The former Zimbabwe cricketer is now undergoing due medical protocols. Sri Lankan players returned to Sri Lanka on Tuesday evening (July 6). "Our players will anyway go into a bubble since India is already in the country," the source had told ANI.

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