Sri Lanka Greats XI charity match postponed

The charity match organized between Sri Lanka Greats XI and Team Sri Lanka has been postponed from May 4th due to the COVID-19 scare around the game.

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Sri Lanka Cricket have organized a special charity game between Sri Lanka Greats XI and Team Sri Lanka as a fundraising program for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation. The match was scheduled to play on May 4th at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.

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The charity match has been organized including the present Sri Lankan cricketers as well as the former cricketers of the country. Sri Lanka Greats XI are almost similar to the team that represented Sri Lanka in the Road Safety World Series. Sanath Jayasurya has been named as the skipper of the side.

Meanwhile, the exhibition match has been postponed due to the COVID-19 scare around the game. It is said that one of the Sri Lanka Greats XI players has been tested positive for the coronavirus after the PCR tests taken on Saturday. It is said that the former left-handed batsman Upul Tharanga is the player contracted with the virus.

“Player has undergone another PCR test to confirm it, but as of now it’s unlikely to be played if his report gets confirmed,” a source close to the Sri Lanka Cricket told. Also, the current situation in the country influenced the decision taken by Sri Lanka Cricket.

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform the public that the ‘Charity Match’ scheduled to be played on the 04th May 2021 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, between the Sri Lanka Greats XI and Team Sri Lanka, will not go ahead as planned due to the prevailing health situation in the country,” SLC quoted in the official statement.


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