SL recalls three players over Covid bubble breach

Afp, Colombo

29 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SL recalls three players over Covid bubble breach

Sri Lanka's cricket board on Monday pulled out three players, including vice-captain Kusal Mendis, from the upcoming one-day international tournament in England after they breached their bio-secure Covid bubble.

Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella were seen smoking in the streets of Durham while opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka is seen joining the pair, violating the coronavirus rules of their stay in England, where they are not allowed to roam freely.

"The three players have been asked to return home today," a cricket board source told AFP. "They can no longer return to the bubble because that could be a risk for other players." He said no team member was supposed to go out of their hotel unescorted.