Sri Lankan cricket has been going through a rough patch for quite some time now. Now to make things worse, the team’s batting coach Grant Flower has been tested positive for COVID-19. A member of Sri Lanka’s medical staff has confirmed it also stated that they are yet to find out how he has been contracted the virus and also the variant he has been affected with as well.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan cricket has been facing issues like the pay dispute, then the trio of Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella was found guilty of breaching the bio-bubble in England and was suspended, then there were Angelo Mathews’ threats to quit regarding the contracts, and also a change in the captaincy of the side as well.
Howveer, Sri Lanka’s batting coach Grant Flower hasn’t been in close proximity with the players who have been tested positive recently and have been isolated separately as well. It is likely that Flower might well have been infected by the virus in England only.
“We have to find out how Flower got infected, and also which variant of the virus he has been infected with,” a member of Sri Lanka’s medical staff has said to ESPNcricinfo.
Notably, England has been facing trouble with the infectious Delta variant and if it turns out that Grant Flower has been affected by it then the upcoming series might be in jeopardy. Howveer, Sri Lanka is yet to take on India in a three-match ODI and as many T20I series, starting from July 13 in Colombo as well. Meanwhile, the England team too have been facing troubles as seven members, including players and support staff have been tested positive recently as well.