India tour of Sri Lanka: Grant Flower could face disciplinary action for bubble breach

India tour of Sri Lanka: Grant Flower could face disciplinary action for bubble breach- Sri Lanka Cricket is planning disciplinary action against batting coach Grant Flower who is alleged of breaching the bio-secure bubble during the England Tour.

Notably, Sri Lanka’s preparations were disrupted ahead of the limited-overs series against India as Flower tested positive for COVID-19 after his UK return on July 6. As a result, the series was pushed by 5 days to July 18.

Three Sri Lankan players, including vice-captain Kusal Mendis, were sent home early after they left the team’s bio-secure hotel for a night out in Durham ahead of the first one-day international

Official sources said Sri Lanka Cricket will investigate reports that Flower also breached the Covid-19 restrictions.

India tour of Sri Lanka: Grant Flower could face disciplinary action for bubble breach

“An inquiry will be held after he (Flower) recovers fully,” a board source told AFP. “There are allegations that he also breached the bio-secure bubble.”

Media reports said the board was also unhappy with the performance of Flower, a former Zimbabwe Test player who is under contract until the end of the year.

Sri Lanka are eighth in the Test team rankings and ninth in one-day formats and team morale is reportedly low. The players have been at loggerheads with the board over new performance-linked contracts. The board has brought in local coach Dhammika Sudarshana as a temporary replacement for Flower for three one-day games and three Twenty20 matches against India starting Sunday.

The India matches were delayed by five days to July 18 following positive tests by Flower and a team’s data analyst

India tour of Sri Lanka: Grant Flower could face disciplinary action for bubble breach

Source: AFP