He is currently placed in isolation, and the match is expected to go ahead as scheduled
According to Arjuna de Silva, head of SLC’s medical department, Hasaranga will certainly miss the rest of the tour with Australian government protocols requiring a minimum seven-day isolation period upon contracting the virus. The series ends with the fifth T20I on February 20 in Melbourne.
Hasaranga is also understood to be showing mild symptoms, but SLC are hopeful of having him back for next month’s tour of India.
“He has some mild symptoms, some body aches,” de Silva said. “We think he probably contracted it from Binura. Unfortunately there’s no way that he’ll be able to play again on the tour, as he can only start training after three negative PCRs. After this tour, we’re going straight to India, so the aim now is to get him fit for that.”
Hasaranga played in the first and the second T20Is, picking up a total of five wickets.