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 that he breached a bio-secure bubble throughout an England tour, cricket sources mentioned Thursday. Sri Lanka’s preparations for a house collection 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 dwelling early after they left the staff’s bio-secure resort for an evening out in Durham forward of the primary one-day worldwide.
Official sources mentioned Sri Lanka Cricket will examine experiences that Flower additionally breached the Covid-19 restrictions.
“An inquiry shall be held after he (Flower) recovers absolutely,” a board supply instructed AFP. “There are additionally instructed that he additionally breached the bio-secure bubble.”
Media experiences mentioned the board was additionally sad with the efficiency of Flower, a former Zimbabwe Test participant who’s beneath contract till the tip of the 12 months.
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.
The board has introduced in native coach Dhammika Sudarshana as a short lived substitute 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 knowledge analyst.
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