The West Indies tour of the Sri Lankan cricket team, which was scheduled for February, has been delayed, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) reported today.
The decision came on Wednesday after head coach Mickey Arthur and top-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne tested positive for COVID-19 (February 03).
According to sources, all players were expected to begin training on Tuesday, but COVID-19 testing was referred to the entire contingent.
Self-quarantine was requested for the players who were also in close touch with Thirimanne and Arthur.
Reportedly, Thirimanne had attended the wedding of wicketkeeper-batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Arthur had been on a break following the Test series against England.