Pathum Nissanka will miss the second test against Australia because of COVID-19.
Pathum Nissanka of Sri Lanka was disqualified from the second Test against Australia before the fourth day on Monday in Galle because he tested positive for Covid-19.
As Pathum Nissanka of Sri Lanka was disqualified from the second Test against Australia before the fourth day on Monday in Galle because he tested positive for Covid-19. The first Sri Lankan player to test positive in the past two weeks is opening batsman Nissanka. A Sri Lanka Cricket statement read, “He was found to be positive during an Antigen test conducted on the player yesterday morning, after the player’s complaint of feeling unwell.
“Upon detection, Nissanka was immediately segregated in a different hotel and will follow Covid-19 precautions.”
With Sri Lanka resuming their first innings on 431-6, a lead of 67, play will restart on Monday with Oshada Fernando replacing Nissanka in the lineup.
On the eve of the last Test, a Covid epidemic occurred in Sri Lanka.
After testing positive during the first game, which the hosts lost, Angelo Mathews rejoined the squad for the second Test.
praveen Jayawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay and Asitha Fernando have also tested positive.
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