New Delhi: Sri Lankan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur and veteran batsman Lahiru Thirimane have been found corona positive before the West Indies series. In the RTPCR test conducted before going on tour, both important members of the team were found positive in the Kovid test. The team has to tour the West Indies in March to play the series in all three formats.

Before going to the West Indies tour, 36 members of the team underwent RTPCR test on Tuesday 2 February. It also includes the team’s coaching staff, players and net bowlers. In the Test, coach Arthur and batsman Thirimane were found to be Kovid positive. After this, like the health protocol issued by the government, they have been separated from the team and quarantined.

The ICC has tweeted on its Twitter handle giving information about the incident. The ICC has wished coach Arthur and Thirimane to be well soon.

Given the current situation, the reason for the Sri Lankan team’s tour of West Indies starting from 20 February 2021 can now be extended further. On this tour, the Sri Lankan team has to play two Tests in three ODIs and as many T20 matches. The series to be held in March is now being considered for further expansion. However, till now both the cricket boards have not issued any statement in this regard.

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