On Friday, it emerged that the six-match restricted overs series between India and Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to start on July 13, has been postponed by 4 days and can now start on July 17 on account of an outbreak of a number of instances within the Lankan camp.
As per the revised itinerary, the second and third ODIs may then be held on July 19 and July 21, with the T20I series more likely to kick off from July 24. All the matches will likely be performed on the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Apparently, a rattled Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), with an concept to increase the quarantine time of its gamers as a precautionary transfer, despatched the revised schedule to the BCCI and the broadcasters on Friday. The BCCI will preserve all its choices on the tour open, relying on the quantity of Covid instances within the Lankan camp. In case that occurs, the likelihood of Sri Lanka fielding an altogether totally different staff, like England did just lately, can’t be dominated out. SLC is more likely to formally announce the revised itinerary of the tour on Saturday.
After batting coach Grant flower examined constructive for the Delta variant of the virus on Thursday, two extra members within the Lankan camp, together with information analyst GT Niroshan additionally examined constructive on Friday.
The BCCI is anxious over the unfold of the virus throughout the Lankan camp. Meanwhile, the Indian staff has quarantined itself throughout the staff resort and is taking all essential precautions. An official phrase is more likely to come out quickly.
TOI tried contacting SLC, however there was no response. The dwelling board, it’s learnt, is sweating on the prospect of a cancellation. In truth, the federal government of Sri Lanka may step in to take management of the scenario and to assuage any fears in any way on half of the Indian cricket board. Industry sources underline BCCI’s sentiment given the scenario at hand, and are trying ahead to see what line the Indian board takes going ahead.