Grant Flower faces Sri Lanka inquiry over virus bubble breach
Sri Lanka’s cricket board is planning disciplinary motion in opposition to batting coach Grant Flower following allegations that he breached a bio-secure bubble throughout an England tour, cricket sources mentioned Thursday.
Sri Lanka’s preparations for a house collection in opposition to India have been disrupted when Flower, 50, examined constructive for COVID-19 on his return to the nationwide workforce on 6 July.
Three Sri Lankan gamers, together with vice-captain Kusal Mendis, have been despatched dwelling early after they left the workforce’s bio-secure lodge for an evening out in Durham forward of the primary one-day worldwide.
Official sources mentioned Sri Lanka Cricket will examine studies that Flower additionally breached the COVID-19 restrictions.
“An inquiry might be held after he (Flower) recovers totally,” a board supply instructed AFP. “There are allegations that he additionally breached the bio-secure bubble.”
Media studies mentioned the board was additionally sad with the efficiency of Flower, a former Zimbabwe Check participant who’s beneath contract till the tip of the yr.
Sri Lanka are eighth within the Check workforce rankings and ninth in one-day codecs and workforce 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 alternative for Flower for 3 one-day video games and three Twenty20 matches in opposition to India beginning Sunday.
The India matches have been delayed by 5 days to 18 July following constructive exams of Flower and a workforce’s information analyst.
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