India Tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has introduced revised timings for the 3-match ODIs and as many T20s in opposition to India. The sequence which needed to be postponed by 5 days because of CVID-19 circumstances in Sri Lanka camp will now be performed from July 18. As for the timings, as a substitute of 1:30 PM and seven:30 PM begins, Shikhar Dhawan & Co will tackle Sri Lanka from 3 PM and eight PM slots.
On Saturday, BCCI and SLC collectively confirmed that the sequence has been postponed because of COVID-19. Two members of the Sri Lanka crew together with batting coach Grant Flower examined constructive for COVID-19 after their return from England. Your complete England squad needed to be quarantined because of 7 COVID circumstances within the camp.
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Now, as a substitute of thirteenth July, the first ODI will probably be performed in Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium on July 18 from 3 PM whereas the T20 matches will begin from 8 PM July 25 onwards. All of the matches will probably be broadcast dwell on Sony Sports activities Community channels and live-streamed on SonyLIV app OTT platform.
“We perceive that circumstances are extraordinary, however the BCCI wish to lengthen its full help to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) throughout these robust instances for the graceful conduct of the upcoming sequence. Our medical crew is in fixed contact with the crew of docs at SLC and collectively following all security protocols that can assist the sequence to get underway. We’re assured that each nations will put up a spirited present within the days to come back and we’re in for some thrilling cricket,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah mentioned.
The Sri Lanka crew has already left the quarantine and begun practising for the sequence whereas the Shikhar Dhawan-led white-ball specialist squad has additionally already performed two intra-squad follow matches in Colombo.
“We’re grateful to the BCCI for understanding the state of affairs and agreeing to cooperate with us at this second of time, because it has finished on quite a few events, throughout our long-standing relationship,” Ashley de Silva, SLC CEO, mentioned.