Limited-overs series between India and Sri Lanka is likely to be delayed as Sri Lanka's batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst G T Niroshan both tested positive for Covid-19 on their return from England tour. As of now, the series is scheduled to begin on the 13th of July.
"Yes, the series will now start from 17th of July instead of 13th. The decision was taken in consultation with SLC keeping the safety and security of players in mind," a senior BCCI official told, confirming the development.
The SLC source informed that all the Sri Lankan players who came back from UK have tested negative.
"Once the contingent returned from the UK, Grant tested positive on arrival in RT PCR on the first day. All other players were then in their respective room (hard) quarantine. We removed Grant immediately in separate isolation zone. He is asymptomatic," the source added.
As per the original schedule, the series was to start with the ODI leg on July 13, followed by matches on July 16 and July 18. The T20I games were scheduled for July 21, July 23 and July 25.