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India Tour of Sri Lanka set to be rescheduled after COVID-19 cases

according to the source, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have decided to postpone the series by a few days.

After multiple staff of the Sri Lanka team tested positive for COVID-19, BCCI and SLC are mulling to reschedule the India Tour of Sri Lanka. India and Sri Lanka are set to play three ODIs and three T20Is, all matches in Colombo.

The series starts with the first ODI on July 13 but according to the source, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have decided to postpone the series by a few days. SLC is suggesting 4 days delay start which is on July 17, while BCCI is requesting a 5-day delay start on July 18.

Sri Lanka Cricket Suggestion:

1st ODI: July 17

2nd ODI: July 19

3rd ODI: July 21

1st T20: July 24

2nd T20: July 25

3rd T20: July 27

BCCI’s Request:

1st ODI: July 18

2nd ODI: July 21

3rd ODI: July 24

1st T20: July 27

2nd T20: July 29

3rd T20: July 31

Sri Lanka Cricket is likely to announce the new schedule in the next few hours.

Sri Lanka’s Data Analyst GT Niroshan has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their home white-ball series against India. It’s the second case of COVID-19 in the Sri Lankan camp, after batting coach Grant Flower had tested positive.

The team had arrived from England, where they had played three ODIs and three T20Is. Recently, seven members of the English camp including three players had tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their series against Pakistan.

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