Sports Cricket 07 Jul 2021 Health ministry, arm ...

Health ministry, army and committed medical team is our strength: Prof. de Silva

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | BIPIN DANI
Published Jul 7, 2021, 4:40 pm IST
Updated Jul 7, 2021, 4:40 pm IST
The Sri Lankan team have been put on hard quarantine after seven members of the England squad tested positive for COVID-19
Sri Lankan cricket team during a practice session in this file picture. (Photo: Sri Lanka Cricket/Twitter)
 Sri Lankan cricket team during a practice session in this file picture. (Photo: Sri Lanka Cricket/Twitter)

Mumbai: The Sri Lankan team, which arrived by a Chartered flight from London on Tuesday at 3.30 pm (the flight was diverted to Trivandrum for fuel filling and delayed for 2 hours), have been put on hard-quarantine in the hotel. 

This precaution has been taken since seven members of the England squad (including support staff) against whom the Lankan team played the last ODI on July 4, tested positive for COVID-19. 

 

"Yes, we are dealing with those situations. They (Sri Lankan players) are safe", one of the doctors attached with the process of hotel quarantine said over the telephone.

"The players will undergo an appropriate quarantine period allocated by the Ministry of Health and frequent PCR tests before they begin the training", the person added.    

Fight against Corona

"We take all the possible precautions and use the current medical knowledge to have a safe tournament against India", Prof. Arjuna de Silva, the chairman of the medical panel, SLC, said. 

 

"Our strength is the health ministry, the army and our committed medical team" . 

"We work together and will do our best to fight against the Corona", he further added.   

Limited over matches which begin from July 13 will be played without fans. 

Tom Moody stays back

Sri Lanka's Director of Cricket, Tom Moody, has stayed back in England, it is learnt. 

According to highly placed sources close to the team management, Tom Moody, who traveled with the team on a recent England tour has stayed back in England for a few days and may not be in Sri Lanka for the forthcoming series against India.  

 

"No, he has not returned with us. He is involved in coaching in the forthcoming The Hundred tournament here", the source, speaking exclusively over the telephone, said. 

The 30-day Hundred tournament is beginning from July 21.

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