All players of the Sri Lanka Legends team, who participated in the Road Safety World Series, have self-quarantined after returning from Raipur, India. The move came following for India Legends players tested positive for COVID-19 after featuring in the final against Sri Lanka Legends. The health officials in Sri Lanka instructed all the players to do so.
India Legends’ players Sachin Tendulkar, Yusuf Pathan, S. Badrinath and Irfan Pathan, have tested positive for COVID-19. The latest player to test positive was Irfan Pathan. Accordingly, Sri Lanka’s health experts ordered all the cricketers of the Sri Lanka Legends side to undergo self-quarantine till next Saturday. The conclusion of their isolation period will see them getting PCR tests again.
Sri Lanka Legends sustain a 14-run loss in the final:
Meanwhile, the tournament-decider between India and their neighours Sri Lanka saw the latter losing by 14 runs as Sachin Tendulkar-led hosts lifted the trophy. The captain led the way by clattering 30 runs in 23 balls, with five boundaries. But Yusuf Pathan top-scored with 62 off 36 balls, while Yuvraj Singh hammered 60 off 41 deliveries to lift India to 181.
In reply, the visitors got off to a rollicking start by reaching 62 in seven overs. Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan got the tourists off to a brisk start before they suffered a meltdown. Chintakha Jayasinghe and Kaushalya Weeraratne plundered some big hits towards the end. But it proved too much in the end for the Island nation. Yusuf Pathan earned the man of the match for his 62 and bowling figures of 4-0-26-2.