Colombo, 12 May: India is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka for a short cricket series in July, but increasing the Kovid-19 cases in that country may worry the Indian Cricket Board. The island nation reported 2,568 cases on Tuesday.
According to the official number announced in Colombo, 38 foreign returns were involved in 2,568 cases recorded on Tuesday. On 10 May, the island registered 2,624 cases and on 9 May the number was 2,672.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, earlier said that India is ready to travel to Sri Lanka for three ODIs and several T20Is in July. R. of Colombo Premadasa Stadium is likely to host all six matches of the series. Shikhar Dhawan captained the white-ball series against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Cricket’s Arjun De Silva said, “We are planning to hold the entire series at one place. By now, it has been decided that there will be stadiums at Premadasa Stadium.” (SLC) chairman of the administrative committee, told Sportstar on Monday.
“With the Silvid situation fluid, we can’t allow fans yet, so all matches will be closed-door cases,” De Silva said.
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