COVID scare in alternate Sri Lanka squad as Weerakkody tests positive for COVID-19

India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

Sandun Weerakkody

Sri Lankan Cricketer Sandun Weerakkody has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  

Weerakkody, who was in a bubble with a group of Sri Lankan senior Cricketers training separately for the upcoming limited over series against India, was sent to Dambulla last night in order to be involved in practice matches ahead of the India series. 

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It is reported that Bhanuka Rajapaksa and several other Cricketers lodged at Cinnamon Grand Hotel were sent to Dambulla along with Weerakkody. As a result, the entire squad residing at Cinnamon Grand Hotel will have to be in quarantine. 

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Earlier, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had set two squads at Colombo and Dambulla in separate bio bubbles as alternate squads preparing for the limited over series against India.