Canadian batsman Ravinderpal Singh has tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Sri Lanka for the Lanka Premier League & has been isolated for further treatment.
Although Singh travelled in the same flight & bus as several other players traveled including Andre Russell, Ravinderpal’s positive test will not have an impact on any other player’s or official’s involvement in the tournament, according to tournament organizers.
“[Ravinderpal] has been sent for treatment at another hotel in the area, which has been set up like a hospital. He is not at the same hotel as the others, and they are all in their bubble. The others will be training and preparing for the tournament as usual,” said Anil Mohan, CEO of the IPG Group Company, which is organizing the LPL.
Ravinderpal was set to play for the Colombo Kings but his availability for the tournament now depends solely on his recovery. Lanka Premier League’s inaugural season will start next week despite of players like Chris Gayle & Lasith Malinga have pulled out of the tournament.
In the LPL, five franchise teams named after Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will compete in 23 matches. Colombo will take on Kandy in the opening match of LPL at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota on November 26.