Covid scare in Sri Lankan camp as Kusal Mendis tests positive ahead of Australia T20Is

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Bangalore, India Updated: Feb 08, 2022, 07:02 PM(IST)

Sri Lanka batter Kusal Mendis tested positive for COVID-19 Photograph:( ANI )

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Sri Lanka batter Kusal Mendis has been tested positive for COVID-19 before the T20I series against Australia.

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their Twenty20 series in Australia, the country`s cricket board said on Tuesday.

Mendis was named in the 20-member squad last month after returning from a suspension imposed for breaching the team`s bio-bubble anti-coronavirus protocols during their tour of England in July.

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"Mendis was found to be positive during a routine Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)," the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board said in a statement.

"Mendis is currently undergoing Covid-19 protocols and placed in isolation since Monday."

The five-match T20 series is set to begin in Sydney on Friday.

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