Following the consultation with the health authorities, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Tuesday decided to postpone it’s ambitious national Youth League due to a significant spread of the Coronavirus in the country, Cricket Age reliably learns. The league was scheduled to be played from May 3.
“The league was supposed to be played across three venues – SSC, P. Sara and Khetterama, consisting of five junior team’s – two from Colombo and one each from Dambula, Kandy and Galle. The Idea was to pick players for the next Youth world Cup. However, a new coronavirus wave forced us to postopone the league” a top SLC official told Cricket Age.
Sri Lanka has been hit by a virus surge since Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations on April 14.
The number of daily infections has since risen five-fold to nearly 1,000 and the government has closed all schools and banned public functions.
Sri Lanka has reported more than 100,000 cases and 647 deaths.