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SLC to investigate Grant Flower’s alleged bio-bubble breach

By BetBarter Staff

July 14, 2021

Ahead of the limited-overs series against India, the Sri Lanka camp was hit by a COVID-19 scare as their batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst GT Niroshan tested positive for COVID-19. The twin cases came two days after returning from England. Consequently, the series that was set to get underway on July 13 was postponed till July 18.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wants to investigate the cause of Flower’s positive result thus will initiate a probe to find if Flower had breached any Covid-19 protocols. The investigation will be done once Flower is out of quarantine. If found guilty, the former Zimbabwe cricket could face strict action.

India series to go ahead despite COVID scare

Meanwhile, despite COVID-19 concerns, the India tour of Sri Lanka will go ahead with minor modifications. The tour will now kick off on July 18, with the other two games being played on July 20 and 23. The T20Is will be played on July 25, 27 and 29. All matches will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, behind closed doors.

Sri Lanka cricket has seen a massive slump of late. They recently lost their fifth consecutive T20I series, against England. The tour was a disaster for Sri Lanka who failed to win a single match. The poor performance of the team left the fans and experts fuming.

Even though the Indian team is missing its star players, it will pose a stern challenge to the Sri Lanka unit. The hosts, however, will be playing on their home turf thus some resistance is expected from them as well.