Mickey Arthur, Sri Lanka head coach, had examined optimistic for COVID-19.© AFP
Sri Lanka Cricket mentioned Tuesday that they will go forward with a West Indies tour which had been thrown into doubt after opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and coach Mickey Arthur contracted coronavirus. The nationwide board mentioned that the squad will depart for the Caribbean on February 23 for a collection which was initially on account of begin on Saturday. Sri Lanka Cricket had been negotiating to delay the collection since 52-year-old coach Arthur and 31-year-old Thirimanne examined optimistic.
There was no official phrase on whether or not the pair would be a part of the tour, however board sources mentioned each had been asymptomatic and had accomplished their obligatory isolation.
Sri Lanka will play three T20s, three One-Day internationals and two Test matches “under a bio-secure environment in Antigua” from March Three to April 2, the board mentioned in a press release.
Thirimanne and Arthur had been the one members of the nationwide cricket squad who examined optimistic for Covid-19. At least 76,750 individuals within the Indian Ocean island nation have been contaminated with the virus, with 403 dying.
Sri Lanka hosted a two-match Test collection against England at Galle last month — Thirimanne made 111 within the first of them — with none spectators as a part of strict well being laws to forestall the unfold of the virus.
The three T20 marches might be performed on March 3, 5 and seven on the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua whereas the three one-day internationals might be on the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium on March 10, 12 and 14.
The two Tests may even be on the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium with the primary recreation beginning on March 21 and the second on March 29.
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