India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Host Sri Lanka in a huge fix, will have to play 1st ODI vs India without any practice

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Host Sri Lanka in a huge fix, will have to play 1st ODI vs India without any practice
India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Host Sri Lanka in a huge fix, will have to play 1st ODI vs India without any practice

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Sri Lanka Cricket: There will be nothing called home advantage for Sri Lanka Cricket team as they are scheduled to take on India in the 1st ODI of the series. On one hand Indian cricket team led by Shikhar Dhawan is going out to prepare themselves for the series, Dasun Shanaka led Sri Lanka team in all probability will take the field without any net practice. Sri Lanka team is currently in quarantine and will only complete the mandatory period on 12th July and on 13th July is the 1st ODI.

The positive Covid-19 report of batting coach Grant Flower has further compounded Sri Lanka’s problems.

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India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Sri Lanka Cricket: According to the information available with InsideSport.co, the health authorities in Sri Lanka have already isolated and quarantined the players who had returned from England. As per the local protocols, they will have to complete mandatory 7 days quarantine before they are allowed to participate in the nets session.

“We can’t help the situation. These are the kind of times we are living in, team will have to follow all health protocols as directed by the authorities. Yes it is correct the players who will be selected from the squad who were in England is unlikely to get net session before 1st game against India. The good part is none of them have tested positive in the 1st test”, declared Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Selector of Sri Lanka Cricket.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Host Sri Lanka in a huge fix, will have to play 1st ODI vs India without any practice

It is worth noting that the entire squad after their arrival from England on 6th July was tested for Covid-19. All of the players have tested negative but Sri Lanka’s batting coach tested positive. At this stage the entire squad is quarantined in a hotel in Colombo and will have to complete 7 days quarantine.

  • As per the local norms 14 days quarantine is necessary before being cleared to move freely
  • As Sri Lanka team was in a BIO-BUBBLE authorities decided to reduce the quarantine period to 7
  • First 3 days of Quarantine, they are completely locked in their rooms
  • Next 4, they will be allowed to use hotel Gym & Pool
  • The players can participate in any kind of outdoor activity only after completion of 7 days quarantine
  • The Quarantine period for Sri Lankan team will end on 12th July

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India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI – Sri Lanka Cricket: This means the team will have to straightaway play the 1st match against Shikhar Dhawan’s team India without having any nets session.

“They can only train in the hotel as it has facilities, which can be of some help helpful. Outdoor activity would only be possible after completion of quarantine” Mohan de Silva, secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) told InsideSport.co

Another interesting part is, Sri Lankan selectors have not named the team yet for the series against India. When asked, if some different team can play the 1st match, SLC Secretary or selectors refused to reveal much.

“We will name the team soon, we are observing the situation and will decide by end of the day on Friday”, said De Silva.

India vs Sri Lanka 1ST ODI LIVE: Sony Sports to LIVE Broadcast in 4 languages

Sony Sports will broadcast the 3 Match ODI and 3 game T20 series in multiple languages & at-least 4 to 5 channels. Other than this SonyLIV will be live streaming the series starting from 13th July.

India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Broadcast – Sony Sports: The Men in Blue will return on Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) as India tour of Sri Lanka begins on July 13, 2021. The series which will feature 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is will be aired in India LIVE in four languages: SONY TEN 1 and SONY SIX in English, SONY TEN 3 in Hindi and on the newly launched SONY TEN 4 in Tamil and Telugu from 1.30 pm IST as well as livestreamed on its on-demand OTT platform SonyLIV. Watch the India Tour of Sri Lanka live on SONY SIX & SONY TEN 1 channels in English, SONY TEN 3 channels in Hindi and SONY TEN 4 channels in Tamil & Telugu starting on 13th July at 1 30 PM IST. Follow Ball by Ball Updates of IND vs SL on InsideSport.co

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India vs Sri Lanka Live Broadcast: Sony Sports to LIVE broadcast India tour of Sri Lanka in 4 languages

India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Broadcast – LIVE Commentary in 4 Languages: To enhance fan engagement and ensure an unparalleled viewing experience for audiences across the nation, SPSN will be back with its flagship studio show Extraaa Innings in English and Hindi. The LIVE studio show in English will be presented by former players like Sanjay Manjrekar, Ajit Agarkar and Ajay Jadeja along with Matt Floyd while the Hindi studio show will be presented by former cricketers namely Mohammad Kaif, Vivek Razdan, Amit Mishra, Saba Karim along with Arjun Pandit.

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