“The Data Analyst of the Sri Lanka National Team, G. T. Niroshan, has tested positive for Covid 19,” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.
“He was found to be positive, following a PCR Test carried out among the National Players, Coaches, and Support Staff yesterday, following the identification of Grant Flower as Covid Positive.
“Niroshan is now undergoing due medical protocols.” On Thursday, Sri Lanka’s batting coach Flower tested positive for COVID-19, 48 hours after the squad’s arrival from England and less than a week before the home series against India.
All the other players who are quarantining have also been tested.
Before testing negative, Sri Lanka’s squad had faced an anxious wait for the results of their PCR tests on returning home, following a COVID-19 outbreak in the England squad after the final match of their tour in Bristol on Sunday.
Sri Lanka is set to take on India in a six-match white-ball series starting July 13. Flower had been isolated from the rest of the squad which is undergoing hard quarantine on arrival.