Indian team train in Colombo
Indian team train in Colombo

The limited-overs series between India and Sri Lanka has been postponed after at least a couple of Covid-19 cases have broken out in the host camp.

It was scheduled to begin with the ODI leg, on July 13 but will now begin on July 17. According to the new schedule proposal, seen by ESPNcricinfo, the second and third ODI will take place on July 19 and 21 respectively. The T20I series will begin from July 24.

Sri Lanka's data analyst GT Niroshan tested positive on Friday, a day after their batting coach Grant Flower also tested positive, for the Delta variant of the virus. Both of them have been moved to intermediate care units, while the Sri Lankan team has now been forced to isolate for two more days. They were originally supposed to enter the bio-bubble on Friday but now they will have to undergo a fresh set of RT-PCR tests and those results will determine whether Sri Lanka can field the players who are currently in isolation.

According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, as a contingency, the SLC had arranged for two other groups of players - one in Colombo and one in Dambulla - who could potentially stand in for the main squad.

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