Lahiru Kumara tested positive for Covid-19, dropped from Windies tour

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – It has been confirmed that Lahiru Kumara, a fast bowler of the Sri Lanka Cricket team has been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Sri Lanka Cricket said following PCR Tests carried out on the squad nominated to take part in the ‘White Ball’ segment of the Tour of West Indies, Lahiru Kumara has tested positive for Covid-19.

He was found positive for Covid during a PCR Test carried out yesterday. (21st February).

Immediately upon identification, Lahiru Kumara has been directed to follow the Government’s health protocol laid out on Covid – 19.

Sri Lanka Cricket has stated that he will not be able to participate in the upcoming tour of the West Indies.

Sri Lanka Cricket will continue with normal operations, adhering to the stipulated Health Protocols.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan team is scheduled to leave the island tomorrow morning for a tour of the West Indies.

No final decision has been taken regarding a player to be named in the squad to replace Lahiru Kumara.

 

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