England’s tour of Sri Lanka will go ahead as planned with the entire touring squad, flying out this week, returning negative results to the coronavirus Tests.

England Test captain Joe Root. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • England’s tour of Sri Lanka to go ahead as planned after negative tests in the camp
  • Joe Root and co. will fly out of England on Saturday for Sri Lanka
  • England’s original tour of Sri Lanka was indefinitely postponed in March 2020

Joe Root’s England will tour Sri Lanka, as planned, after the entire touring squad of England tested negative for the coronavirus on Friday. The England Test squad will fly out of England, for Sri Lanka, on Saturday January 2.

The touring squad are supposed to take a charter flight to Sri Lanka, on Saturday, and will undergo a 2-week quarantine period in Hambantota with indoor training. During this 14-day period, the entire squad will be tested once in every two days.

“Following the Covid-19 testing on 30 December, the touring party for the Sri Lanka Test tour have all tested negative. We fly tomorrow evening,” The ECB confirmed on Friday.

England’s 2-match Test series in Sri Lanka was indefinitely postponed in March due to the coronavirus outbreak that had taken over global sports leading to either postponement or cancellation of all sporting events across the world.

England latest limited-overs tour of South Africa was also cut short due multiple positive cases in the hotel.



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