Home News Sri Lanka cricketers give PCR tests for South Africa tour

Sri Lanka cricketers give PCR tests for South Africa tour

All members of the Sri Lankan team and the support staff touring South Africa on Friday gave their PCR tests on Tuesday.

“The 72-hour pre-departure tests were conducted in Colombo and Hambantota and results so far are good,” one of the sources close to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board said.

Also Read – Jaffna Stallions crowned as LPL 2020 champions

“Another tests will be done on arrival in South Africa and there will be repeated tests during their stay.”

“Unlike in Sri Lanka, the players will have no strict quarantine stay in the hotel rooms but they will be able to have training in batches in bio-secured bubbles,” the source further added.

SLC had received good positive feedback from Dr. Daminda Attanayake and the head coach Mickey Arthur, who went three days ago for overseeing the arrangement there.

No player or support staff is scheduled to travel with his family member on this tour. Interestingly, unlike in the past, there is unlikely to be the ‘thread ceremony’ this time.

Sri Lanka will play two Tests in South Africa which is scheduled to start from December 26 this month. Before this, the Lankans will play a practice match on December 20.

(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s);
js.id = id;
js.src = “http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));