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Grant Flower Faces Sri Lanka Inquiry Over COVID-19 Bubble Breach: Report

Grant Flower has been accused of breaching the COVID-19 bio-secure bubble.© AFP




Sri Lanka’s cricket board is planning disciplinary motion towards batting coach Grant Flower following allegations that he breached a bio-secure bubble throughout an England tour, cricket sources stated Thursday. Sri Lanka’s preparations for a house sequence towards India have been disrupted when Flower, 50, examined optimistic for Covid-19 on his return to the nationwide staff on July 6. Three Sri Lankan gamers, together with vice-captain Kusal Mendis, have been despatched residence early after they left the staff’s bio-secure lodge for an evening out in Durham forward of the primary one-day worldwide.

Official sources stated Sri Lanka Cricket will examine stories that Flower additionally breached the Covid-19 restrictions.

“An inquiry will be held after he (Flower) recovers fully,” a board supply informed AFP. “There are allegations that he also breached the bio-secure bubble.”

Media stories stated the board was additionally sad with the efficiency of Flower, a former Zimbabwe Test participant who’s beneath contract till the top of the yr.

Sri Lanka are eighth within the Test staff rankings and ninth in one-day codecs and staff morale is reportedly low. The gamers have been at loggerheads with the board over new performance-linked contracts.

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The board has introduced in native coach Dhammika Sudarshana as a brief alternative for Flower for 3 one-day video games and three Twenty20 matches towards India beginning Sunday.

The India matches have been delayed by 5 days to July 18 following optimistic exams by Flower and a staff’s information analyst.

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