Sri Lanka team data analyst tests positive for COVID-19, second case after batting coach Grant Flower | Cricket News

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan team data analyst GT Niroshan tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of limited overseas run against India, the country’s cricket council said on Friday , a day after her batting coach Grant Flower contracted the virus.
Niroshan is currently being treated according to medical protocols.
“Sri Lanka national team data analyst GT Niroshan has tested positive for Covid 19,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.
“It turned out positive, following a PCR test carried out yesterday among national players, coaches and support staff, following the identification of Grant Flower as positive for Covid.
“Niroshan is now undergoing due medical protocols.”
Sri Lanka hitting coach Flower tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, 48 hours after the England squad arrived and less than a week before the home series against India.
All other quarantined players have also been tested.
Before testing negative, the Sri Lanka squad had eagerly awaited the results of their PCR tests when they returned home, following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the England squad after the last game of their season. Bristol tour on Sunday.
Sri Lanka are set to face India in a six-game white ball streak starting July 13. Flower had been isolated from the rest of the team who undergo strict quarantine upon arrival.
Flower is a former drummer from Zimbabwe and was with the team in England where he lost the T20 International and ODI series.
Already, three Sri Lankan players are under investigation for violating COVID-19 protocols in the UK during the tour.
The entire ODI team and England support staff have been forced into self-isolation after a number of positive COVID cases, forcing England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to appoint a brand new 18-man squad ahead of the first ODI against Pakistan on Thursday.

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