Sri Lanka worried about new Covid-19 strain, but England tour likely to be on schedule


SLC’s medical staff expected to have discussions with their ECB counterparts on Tuesday

Sri Lanka Cricket’s medical personnel are concerned about the new strain of Covid-19 that is believed to have emerged in England, but those concerns are unlikely to put England’s two-Test tour of Sri Lanka, starting January 14, in jeopardy. There may, however, be additional medical protocols for the England team, either before they leave England or after they arrive in Sri Lanka.

SLC’s medical staff are expected to have discussions with their counterparts at the ECB on Tuesday afternoon. The focus of those discussions is now likely to be the new strain, and what precautions are being taken to prevent it from being introduced to Sri Lanka via the touring group.

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