Mar 13, 6 months ago

England Test Series with Sri Lanka Postponed

England Test Series with Sri Lanka Postponed

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) wishes to inform that the two match test series between Sri Lanka and England was postponed at the request of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made this request in view of the Covid-19 pandemic worsening globally.

Accordingly, England Cricketers will return home immediately, whilst SLC and ECB will reschedule the series, when a suitable window can be found by both sides.

The 4 day practice game, which was ongoing at the P. Sara Oval was also called off following tea today.

ECB’s Statement:
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic worsening globally, and after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket, we have today made the decision to return our players to the UK and postpone the forthcoming Test series between Sri Lanka and England.

At this time, the physical and mental wellbeing of our players and support teams is paramount. We will now look to bring them home to their families as soon as possible. These are completely unprecedented times, and decisions like this go beyond cricket.

We would like to thank our colleagues at Sri Lanka Cricket for their outstanding support and assistance throughout this situation. We look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.

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