Sri Lanka’s batting coach Grant Flower tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, 48 hours after the squad’s arrival from England and less than a week before the home series against India.

Sri Lanka is set to take on India in a six-match white-ball series starting July 13. Flower has been isolated from the rest of the squad which is undergoing hard quarantine on arrival.

“Batting coach of the Sri Lanka National Team Grant Flower has tested positive for COVID-19,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.

“He was found to be positive during a PCR test carried out on him today when Flower showed mild symptoms of the disease.

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“Immediately upon identification, Flower was isolated from the rest of the team members (players and coaches) who are undergoing quarantine following their return from England,” it further…

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