Grant Flower has been accused of violating the bio-safe COVID-19 Bubble.© AFP
The Sri Lankan Cricket Commission has planned disciplinary action against coach Grant Flower after he complained that he broke the bio-safe bubble on a tour of England, Cricket sources said on Thursday. Sri Lanka’s preparations for a home series against India were interrupted when Flower gave Covid-19 a positive on July 6 When he returned to the national team on July 6, three Sri Lankan players, including vice-captain Kusal Mendis, were sent home to the team’s bio-safe hotel in Durham one night before the first international of the day.
Official sources said the Sri Lankan Cricket will also investigate reports that Flow broke the Covid-19 restrictions.
“After (Lore) is fully recovered, the interrogation will take place,” a commission source told AFP. “There are allegations that he also violated the bio-safe bubble.”
The media reported that the commission was also unhappy with Flower, a former Zimbabwe Test player, who is on contract until the end of the year.
Sri Lanka is eighth in the Test team rankings and ninth in one-day formats and the team’s morale is said to be low. Players have been at Loggerheads for new management-related contracts.
Management have brought in local coach Dhammika Sudarshana for a three-day interim replacement for Flower and Twenty20 in three games starting against India on Sunday.
The Indian matches were postponed for five days until July 18 after positive tests by Flower and a team data analyst.
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