Sri Lanka batting coach tests positive for Covid ahead of Indian series

Sri Lanka batting coach Grant Flower tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, 48 hours after the England squad arrived and less than a week before the home series against India .

Sri Lanka are set to face India in a six-game white ball streak starting July 13. Flower has been isolated from the rest of the team who undergo strict quarantine upon arrival.

“Sri Lanka national team batting coach Grant Flower has tested positive for COVID-19,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

“He tested positive in a PCR test performed on him today when Flower showed mild symptoms of the disease.

“Immediately after being identified, Flower was isolated from the rest of the squad members (players and coaches) who are in quarantine after returning from England,” he added.

The SLC said Flower “is currently undergoing the necessary medical protocols.”

All other quarantined players have also been tested.

Flower is a former Zimbabwe heavy hitter and was with the team in England where he lost the T20 International and ODI series.

Already, three Sri Lankan players are under investigation for violating COVID-19 protocols in the UK during the tour.

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