India postpone Sri Lanka tour over COVID-19 fears
NEW DELHI: India have postponed their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka scheduled later this month over COVID-19 fears, cricket boards of each the international locations mentioned on Thursday.
Virat Kohli and his males had been scheduled to play three one-day matches and an equal variety of Twenty20 internationals however the Indian board (BCCI) has knowledgeable Sri Lanka Cricket that the tour “won’t be possible”.
The Indian cricketers, who haven’t even began coaching, will comply with recommendation from the Indian authorities well being regulatory authorities earlier than resuming cricket, the SLC has been advised.
BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal mentioned India remained dedicated to the Future Tours Programme (FTP) and would tour Sri Lanka at a extra opportune time.
“We’re dedicated to FTP, however given the present scenario, it’s not doable for the staff to journey, it’s not secure,” Dhumal advised Reuters by phone.
“So we’ll see at any time when there is a chance, we’ll try to make up for this collection.”
A choose group of 13 Sri Lankan cricketers are presently present process a 12-day residential coaching camp on the Colombo Cricket Club.
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