Sri Lanka-India series set to begin on July 18

SL batting coach Grant Flower tests positive for Covid-19

Shanaka set to replace Kusal Perera as white-ball captain

SL’s data analyst GT Niroshan tests positive for Covid-19

Meanwhile, players currently in Colombo have been forced to isolate for two more days after batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst GT Niroshan tested positive for the Delta variant of the virus on Thursday and Friday, respectively. This extended isolation period would have left Sri Lanka with no outdoor session before the first ODI had the series begun on July 13.The Sri Lankan team returned home from England after a short limited-overs tour early last week. The series postponement is the latest issue SLC has to grapple with, even as they abruptly announced captaincy switch from Kusal Perera to Dasun Shanaka on the back of a messy contracts stand-off between the players and the board.More to follow…Sri LankaIndiaIndia tour of Sri LankaWorld Cup Super League

Shashank Kishore is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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