Friday, January 21, 2022
ADVT 
Sports

India's tour to Sri Lanka: Increasing Covid cases in island a worry

Darpan News Desk IANS, 11 May, 2021 12:39 PM
  • India's tour to Sri Lanka: Increasing Covid cases in island a worry

Photo Credit :BCCI

Colombo, India are to tour Sri Lanka for a short cricket series in July, but increasing Covid-19 cases in that country could worry Indian cricket board. The island nation recorded 2,568 cases on Tuesday.

According to official numbers announced in Colombo, the 2,568 cases recorded on Tuesday included 38 overseas returnees.

On May 10, the island recorded 2,624 cases and on May 9 the number was 2,672.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly had earlier said that India are set to travel to Sri Lanka in July for three ODIs and as many T20Is. Colombo's R. Premadasa Stadium is likely to host all six games of the series.

"We plan to host the entire series at one venue. As of now, it has been decided that the Premadasa Stadium will host the fixtures. Obviously, it depends on how the situation is around that time," Arjuna de Silva, Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) Administrative Committee chairman, told Sportstar on Monday.

"With the Covid situation fluid, we cannot allow fans yet, so all the matches will be closed-door affairs," De Silva said.

MORE Sports ARTICLES

Mary Kom To Lead India's Charge In Women's World Boxing Championships

Mary Kom To Lead India's Charge In Women's World Boxing Championships

India's best performance at the tournament was back in 2006 when the country, hosting the event, topped the medals tally with a haul of eight.

Mary Kom To Lead India's Charge In Women's World Boxing Championships

World Youth Chess Championship: India Start On A Bright Note

World Youth Chess Championship: Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa, Woman Candidate Master Mrudul Dehankar and Woman International Master Divya Deshmukh scored emphatic victories in Round 1

 

World Youth Chess Championship: India Start On A Bright Note

Sushil Kumar’s World Championship Return After Eight Years Lasts Just One Bout

Veteran Sushil Kumar’s return to the World Championship after eight years lasted just six minutes as he lost his opening bout to Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev of Azerbaijan here on Friday.

 

 

Sushil Kumar’s World Championship Return After Eight Years Lasts Just One Bout

Dhoni Should Be Going Without Being Pushed Out: Sunil Gavaskar

Dhoni Should Be Going Without Being Pushed Out: Sunil Gavaskar

Former captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar believes that time has come for Indian cricket to "look beyond Mahendra Singh Dhoni" and invest in youth going into next year's World T20 in Australia.

 

 

Dhoni Should Be Going Without Being Pushed Out: Sunil Gavaskar

Boxing Worlds: Amit Panghal Becomes First Indian To Enter Final, Manish Kaushik Ends With Bronze

Second seeded Panghal prevailed 3-2 against Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov in the last-four stage.

 

 

Boxing Worlds: Amit Panghal Becomes First Indian To Enter Final, Manish Kaushik Ends With Bronze

This Day, That Year: When Yuvi Created Record

This Day, That Year: When Yuvi Created Record

September 19, 2007, a date which Indian cricket fans can never forget. It was on this very day back when former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its feet.

This Day, That Year: When Yuvi Created Record