Sri Lankan Cricket Board has issued a statement that they will go ahead with the Caribbean tour which was doubtful after their head coach Mickey Artur and opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne tested positive for coronavirus. Sri Lankan board said that the team will leave for the Caribbean on 23rd of February for the series which was originally scheduled to start on Saturday.
There is no official statement about the head coach and opening batsman that whether they will join the tour or not but the board has said that both of them were asymptomatic and had completed the mandatory isolation period.
Sri Lanka is all set to play three T20I, three ODIs and two Test matches under the bio-secure bubble in Antigua from 3rd March to 2nd April. Thirimanne was the centurion in the first game of the recently concluded series against England at Galle.
Sri Lanka will play three T20Is on 3rd, 5th and 7th March at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. Then the action will be shifted to Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium where they will play three ODIs on 10th, 12th and 14th March. After the completion of ODI series, Sri Lanka will play two Test match series against West Indies at Sir Vivian Richard Cricket Stadium. First Test match will start on 21st March and the second Test will start on 29th March 2021.