Colombo: One of the main scoreboard scorers, Keerthi Ranasuriya had tested Covid-19 positive just a few hours before the second ODI between Sri Lanka and India and he was sent to the quarantine centre yesterday, it is learnt.
According to the highly placed sources in the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Keerthi Ranasururiya, who was officiated as a DLS scorer in the first ODI on Sunday was designated to be the main scoreboard scorer for the second game on Tuesday.
However, hours before the match on Tuesday, he failed the antigen test at the entrance of the R. Premadasa Stadium and had to be withdrawn from the scorers team.
He is likely to have come in contact with the other fellow scorers and therefore all other scorers were sent home immediately.
A team of new scorers was hurriedly invited and luckily the match could start in time, or else, it could have been a delayed start.
The question being asked is : if the groundsmen, scoreboard helping staff, match-officials (umpires and referee) and players are in bio-bubble, why were the scorers not initially put in a bio-bubble.
The new team of scorers are : Chinthika Munasinghe, Janaka Perera, Ravindra Fernando (all main scoreboard), S. Ravi and Chamara Perera (Media).
The new scorers are likely to have joined the bio-bubble on Wednesday. They will also officiate in the three T-20Is....