Sri Lanka Fast Bowler Lahiru Kumara tests positive for Coronavirus


Lahiru Kumara is named after Sri Lanka’s white ball leg from their West Indies tour.© Instagram

Sri Lanka’s Bowler Lahiru Kumara, picked up for the white ball game, has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the one-month tour of the West Indies. Kumara, who was found positive for the coronavirus in PCR tests conducted Sunday, has been instructed to follow the Sri Lankan government health protocol set up for COVID-19. “After PCR testing on the squad nominated to compete in the ‘White Ball’ segment of the Tour of the West Indies, Lahiru Kumara tested positive for Covid-19,” said Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC ) in an official statement. .

“Sri Lanka Cricket will continue its normal activities, subject to established health protocols,” he added.

The Sri Lankan team will leave for the Caribbean on 23 February. During the tour, Sri Lanka will play three T20Is, three ODIs and two test matches in a bio-safe environment in Antigua from March 3 to April 2.

Last week, Sri Lanka named former pacesetter Chaminda Vaas as the national team’s fast bowling coach for the West India tour.

“Vaas currently serves as the ‘Fast Bowling Coach’ at the SLC’s High-Performance Center, working with players from the emerging and national teams,” SLC said in a statement.


During his illustrious career for Sri Lanka, Vaas collected 355 Test wickets from 111 matches and 400 ODI wickets from 322 matches.

Meanwhile, the red ball segment between Sri Lanka and the West Indies kicks off on March 21, with the second test scheduled for March 29.

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