Reportedly Sri Lanka national cricket team will not get any match practice before facing India for the limited-overs leg. The chief selector clearly said that the board cannot help much. This is indeed not a very good news for the home side.
Sri Lanka cricket players are currently in quarantine and that will end of July 12. The team is set to take on Indian national cricket team at home for three ODI and as many as T20Is from the very next day i.e. July 13. This means despite being the hosts, Sri Lanka may not get a practice session ahead of the clash against the neighbouring country, India. Sri Lanka returned from a tour of England and therefore the cricketers are in the isolation for seven days. For the first three days they cannot even make a movement outside the hotel rooms. However, from the fourth day, the cricketers can use the gym and pool. It is because of the pandemic worldwide; the players are bound to maintain the covid protocols. Even the authorities cannot help much in this situation.
Sri Lanka chief selector Pramodya Wickramasinghe explained the same as per Times Now. He said that in this tough phase, all need to follow the health protocols. Wickramasinghe felt relieved that no player tested positive for COVID-19 on the first go. This is surely a morale booster for the side.
“We can’t help the situation. These are the kind of times we are living in, team will have to follow all health protocols as directed by the authorities. Yes it is correct the players who will be selected from the squad who were in England are unlikely to get net session before 1st game against India. The good part is none of them have tested positive in the 1st test,” Wickramasinghe said.