SL cricketers to resume training after COVID-19 hiatus
However, the Sri Lankan Team will train without Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Coaching Staff as all of them are the first contacts of Batting Coach Grant Flower who is undergoing quarantine until July 14.
SLC Medical Committee Head Professor Arjuna de Silva said: “The Sri Lankan players are now allowed to train. All of them tested negative yesterday and we have permitted them to train.” “The Sri Lanka Team started their gym sessions yesterday and will be allowed to train in the grounds today,” Professor de Silva added.
Earlier, SLC postponed the three-match One Day International (ODI) series between India and Sri Lanka, to July 18 after a couple of support staff members in the Sri Lankan Team tested positive for COVID-19.
The ODI series will continue with the second game on July 20 and the third match on July 23 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
The decision was taken as SLC wanted the players to serve an extended period of quarantine to maintain the safety protocols after Batting Coach Flower and Team Analyst G. T. Niroshan contracted the virus on their return from the England tour.