New Delhi: The Indian tour of Sri Lanka which was scheduled to start from July 13 is now set to be rescheduled following the positive Covid-19 cases in the Sri Lankan team set-up, according to a report published by Cricbuzz. The three-match ODI series is now set to be delayed by three to four days with a tentative start date as of now seems to either 17th or 18th July.

It is learnt that the Sri Lankan Cricket Board is not willing to take any chances and wants its players to serve an extended period of quarantine to be on the safer side and rule out any possibility of an increased number of cases in the set-up that might put the entire tour at risk.

Recently, Sri Lanka batting coach Grant Flower and one of the team analysts tested positive for Covid-19 after their return from England tour. It is also learnt that the Sri Lankan board will send the revised schedule of matches to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the broadcasters on Saturday.

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