Sri Lanka invitational league: Kusal Perera tests positive for Covid, set to miss rest of Invitational matches

Sri Lanka invitational league: After recovering from injury, Kusal Perera tests positive for Covid, set to miss rest of Invitational matches
Sri Lanka invitational league: After recovering from injury, Kusal Perera tests positive for Covid, set to miss rest of Invitational matches

Sri Lanka invitational league: Kusal Perera tests positive for Covid, set to miss rest of Invitational matches: Former Sri Lanka captain and wicketkeeper, Kusal Perera has tested positive for COVID-19 while playing SLC invitational league matches. He has been isolated and will miss the rest of the tournament that ends on August 22.

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“Wicket Keeper–Batsman Kusal Janith Perera has tested positive for Covid 19. He was found to be positive during a PCR test which was carried out on the players yesterday (15th August). Following the detection, Perera is undergoing due medical protocols pertaining to Covid 19,” Sri Lanka Cricket Board said in a tweet.

Perera, who will turn 31 on Tuesday, was named captain of Sri Lanka’s 50-overs side in May in a major overhaul following disappointing results. Perera was set to return to training after being sidelined with a shoulder injury ahead of the limited-overs series against India but will now have to spend more time on the sidelines. He will be isolated for two weeks as per the health protocols in the country, putting him in doubt for the home series against South Africa starting on Sept. 2 in Colombo.
“He was found to be positive during a PCR test which was carried out on the players yesterday (Sunday),” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
South Africa will play three one-day internationals followed by an identical number of Twenty20 matches, which will start on September 10.
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