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Pale Situation hangs over upcoming limited over series against India and Sri Lanka


A couple of days back, Sourav Ganguly, the leader of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared that the Indian group will travel Sri Lanka in July for a restricted overs arrangement.

According to Sri Lanka Cricket’s proposed agenda to the BCCI, the visit is planned to begin with a three-match One Day arrangement on July 13, 16, and 19.

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The One Day arrangement will be trailed by three T20 Internationals that will be facilitated on July 22, 24, and 27. SLC has chosen to have every one of the matches at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in a bio-secure air pocket to guarantee the wellbeing of the players and different individuals associated with the wake of the continuous Covid pandemic.

Nonetheless, it is currently discovered that there is a danger approaching over the restricted overs arrangement.

There has been a shocking upsurge in the day by day number of positive Covid cases revealed in Sri Lanka. On Thursday, the Island country announced upwards of 3,269 positive cases alongside 24 passings.

Adding to the wretchedness, the count of the previous week peruses 16342 positive cases and 147 passings. The quick spread of the lethal infection in the Island country can put the India visit through Sri Lanka in danger. Sri Lanka Cricket authorities are additionally stressed over the abrogation of the Indian visit as Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley De Silva conceded that Covid-19 cases involve concern.

Nonetheless, the CEO is sure that regardless of the expansion in certain Covid cases, Sri Lanka will actually want to effectively have India.

 “Increase in Covid-19 cases are a big worry but we have successfully hosted England and others during Covid times and we are confident we will be able to host India as well, just keeping fingers crossed that cases don’t increase”,  said by one of the Senior member of Sri-Lanka Cricket to InsideSport.co.

In the interim, according to the first Future Tour Program (FTP) by the International Cricket Council (ICC), India was planned to have Sri Lanka in 2020 however the competition was deferred due to the Covid pandemic hitting back.



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