After a video appeared on Twitter showing Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella out in public, there are severe concerns that two Sri Lanka cricketers have breached the team’s bio-bubble in England.
Manuja Kariyapperuma, Sri Lanka’s manager, told that the team’s management would look into the situation on Monday, but he couldn’t confirm whether a breach had occurred. However, in the photographs that have surfaced, the place where Mendis and Dickwella have been spotted does not appear to be in the vicinity of the team hotel in Durham, according to Kariyapperuma.
If it is discovered that Mendis and Dickwella have really violated the bubble, they will be obliged to isolate for several days and will be unavailable for at least the first two ODIs of the three-match series. Additionally, Sri Lanka Cricket may impose additional fines on each player.
Sri Lanka is in the midst of a challenging trip when this potential infringement of Covid-19-related health guidelines occurs. They were blown aside 3-0 in T20Is, never truly posing a threat to England during the series. In the three games, neither player had a particularly good time, with Mendis getting 54 runs in three innings (strike rate 98.18) and Dickwella scoring 14 runs in two innings to go with a barren run behind the stumps.
Former players and the general public had already criticized the club for their on-field performance, and now they’re being questioned for their off-field behavior as well.
The first of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) versus England is set for Tuesday.