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After new COVID-19 variant emerges, SLC awaits new guidelines from health ministry for England tour

Following the outbreak of a new COVID-19 strain in the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka Cricket has had to go back to the Ministry of Health for new guidelines for England’s cricket tour to Sri Lanka starting next month.

Prior to the outbreak England had agreed to the health guidelines laid down by the Sri Lankan health authorities and the tour confirmed.

“Everything had been confirmed including the health guidelines and what has been proposed, but now with the new COVID issue in the UK, the Health Ministry will let us know what the current status is,” said Sri Lanka Cricket CEO Ashley de Silva.

“We are in touch with them and we will then take it forward from there. We are expecting to hear from them within the course of today (Monday) and we should be able to finalise everything.”

The England cricket team led by Joe Root is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on 3rd January at the Mattala international airport and travel straight to their hotel, the Shangri-La in Hambantota, where they will undergo a quarantine period of 08 days.

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