Colombo, February 3
Sri Lanka are looking to reschedule their tour of West Indies after head coach Mickey Arthur and opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne tested positive for COVID-19, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Wednesday.
Tests were carried out on the provisional 36-man squad on Tuesday ahead of the series in the Caribbean that was scheduled to start on February 20.
“Immediately upon identification, both Mickey Arthur and Lahiru Thirimanne have been directed to follow the government’s health protocol laid out on COVID-19,” the SLC said in a statement.
“Considering the current situation, SLC is exploring the possibility of rescheduling the Tour of West Indies, which was scheduled to commence on Feb 20, 2021.”
Thirimanne said on Twitter that he had “zero symptoms”.
Last month, Sri Lanka played a two-match Test series against England at home which they lost 2-0. Reuters