Sri-Lanka’s fast bowler Lahiru Kumara tests Positive for COVID-19!

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Sri-Lanka’s bowler Lahiru Kumara is selected for the limited overs series squad & has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the one month long tour of West Indies.

Kumara who was detected positive for coronavirus during the PCR Tests carried out on Sunday, has been directed to follow the Sri Lanka Government’s health protocol laid out for COVID-19. “Following PCR Tests carried out on the squad nominated to take part in the ‘White Ball’ segment of the Tour of West Indies, Lahiru Kumara has tested Positive for Covid-19,” the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in an official statement.

“Sri Lanka Cricket will continue with normal operations, adhering to the stipulated Health Protocols,” it added. The Sri Lankan team will leave for the Caribbean League on February 23. During the tour, Sri-Lanka will play three T20Is, three ODIs, & two Test matches under a bio-secure environment in Antigua from march 3rd to April 2. Last week, Sri-Lanka appointed former Pacer Chamida Vaas as the National team’s fast bowling coach for the West Indies tour.

“Vaas currently serves as ‘Fast Bowling Coach’ at the High-Performance Center of the SLC, working with Emerging and National Team Players,” SLC said in a statement. During his illustrious career for Sri-Lanka, Vaas scalped 355 test wickets from 111 matches & 400 ODI wickets form 322 games.

Meanwhile the test ball segment between Sri-Lanka & West Indies will start on March 21, with the second test scheduled to commence on March 29.

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