The match was imagined to be between the Sri Lanka Greats XI and Team Sri Lanka.© AFP
A charity cricket match in Sri Lanka aimed toward elevating cash to assist battle the coronavirus pandemic was cancelled Sunday as a former Test captain examined optimistic, the nation’s governing physique for the game stated. The T20 match was because of be performed on Tuesday at Pallekele, a day after the ultimate day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. “The Charity Match… between the Sri Lanka Greats XI and Team Sri Lanka will not go ahead as planned due to the prevailing health situation in the country,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) stated in a press release.
Officials stated the choice was taken after Upul Tharanga, 36, examined optimistic for the virus.
“Sri Lanka Cricket also took into consideration the safety of the players,” SLC stated.
The Sri Lanka Greats XI included legendary gamers Sanath Jayasuriya and Aravinda de Silva.
Sri Lanka goes forward with the two-match Test collection in opposition to Bangladesh with out spectators because the nation faces a 3rd wave of infections.
The sharp rise in instances has prompted the authorities to ban public gatherings and lockdown a number of areas from Sunday.
The variety of every day infections, which remained at a few hundred simply earlier than the standard new yr on April 14, has shot as much as a file 1,699 as of Saturday.
Since the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lanka has reported 89 virus deaths, bringing the nation’s toll to 687.
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