High-profile Lankan medical panel to monitor LPL

A prominent Sri Lankan clinical board, as a team with Sri Lankan Army authorities, will supervise the Lanka Premier League T20 Cricket competition, which starts in Hambantota on Thursday.

There will be up to five specialists from the Ministry of Health for each establishment group in the bio-safe air pocket.

Furthermore, there will be two specialists from the Sri Lanka Army to supervise the others, while Dr. Daminda Attanayake from the games service will facilitate the clinical Team.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Army will keep up the security of the biosecurity bubble, with the inward ring kept up by the military commandos.

The biosecurity bladder, which is in activity in the principal LPL, is executed with severe and exacting wellbeing rules set up by the Ministry of Health.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has set the best expectations for wellbeing measures to guarantee that the LPL, 2020 is effectively executed to guarantee the security of players and authorities taking an interest in the competition.

“The biosecurity bubble in the LPL premises is a framework followed by prominent games associations around the globe and furthermore by major respective cricketing arrangement played by ICC part nations,” says Professor Arjuna de Silva, occasion Medical Director of LPL.

“The wellbeing of the players and the nation is consistently of most extreme significance to the SLC. The Ministry of Health and the LPL Medical Team are striving to take cricket back to the Sri Lankan public.”

As per the current framework, each partaking player must enter the nation with two negative PCR tests at timespans hours and must go through another PCR test upon appearance.

They will go through at any rate 10 PCR tests all through the competition, while authorities chipping away at the competition will likewise go through a progression of PCR tests.

On the off chance that a player or an authority of the LPL is tried positive, the individual is promptly alluded for treatment in a transitional office endorsed ahead of time by the Ministry of Health.

Truth be told, this framework has been effectively actualized as two positive entertainers; Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan) and Ravinderpal Singh (Canada) were recognized upon their appearance by PCR testing because of the very much planned biosecure bladder of LPL.

What’s more, the LPL framework is regulated by the local heads of wellbeing administrations of Hambantota and Ratnapura regions and their separate groups, while SLC is in steady contact with wellbeing specialists.

Afghanistan opener Najeeb Tarakai passes away after road accident

Najib Tarakai, Afghanistan’s best batsman, died on Tuesday (October 6). A 29-year-old man was involved in the accident on Friday and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where he also underwent surgery.

Najib was hit by a passing car as he crossed the road from a food market in Eastern Nangarhar. “ACB and Afghanistan Cricket Loving Nation mourn the Heartbreak and sad loss of their aggressive opening batsman and very fine man Najib Tarakai (29) who died in a tragic road accident, leaving us all in shock,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board tweeted.

Tarakai, who made his first-class debut against Zimbabwe a in 2014, has been a consistent performer in first-class cricket and averaged 47.2 points in 24 games. Last April, he scored his highest first-class score of 200 points against MIS Aynak district. He also played 12 T20Is and one ODI for his country. He scored his highest score (90) in a T20Is match against Ireland at Noida in 2017.

England’s winter tours shaping up although Sri Lanka trip in balance

The England and Wales Cricket Board is working to ensure its national teams can tour this winter, but the proposed test series in Sri Lanka is proving problematic amid concerns about the country’s quarantine rules.

Talks with South Africa over a six-match white-ball tour for Eoin Morgan’s men next month are currently at an advanced stage, while there is an agreement for Heather knight’s women’s side to travel to New Zealand in February.

But there is less clarity about the men’s trips to Sri Lanka and India from January onwards, as the former appears to depend on a change in her government’s policy, while the latter is now one of the epicenters of the global pandemic.
Teams that visited England this summer were technically quarantined at cricket ground hotels in Manchester, Derby and Worcester, but thanks to government-approved ECB biosecurity protocols, they were still able to train during this period.
However, Sri Lanka has so far failed to secure a similar exemption, with Bangladesh cancelling a three-match test series this month after rejecting the prospect of isolating players in hotel rooms for 14 days on arrival.

Tom Harrison, chief Executive of the ECB, said: “we are working to ensure that the business of international cricket continues to grow. [But] the Bangladesh tour to Sri Lanka is an understandable situation for the Bangladeshi team; two weeks of quarantine is not an easy thing for the players, and I don’t think we will agree to that either.
“We will not sign plans that do not suit us, in terms of our # 1 priority: the health and well-being of players and staff on these tours.”
Professor Nick pierce, chief medical director of the ECB, insists that hotels in the stadium are not a prerequisite-a trip to South Africa may lead to the fact that England will stay in the same hotel Cape town and will travel for the matches at Newlands and Paarl, but fears how strict the quarantine period will affect the mental health of players.
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The growing number of COVID cases in the UK is not helping the case for exoneration, and it is possible that a neutral location will be requested. The United Arab Emirates, currently hosting the Indian Premier League, are already discussing an upcoming tour of India, even if the BCCI still hopes the situation at home will improve.
You need to see the ECB doing its bit after its own season was saved by the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia travelling to England.
And while there is uncertainty about the home summer of 2021, when Indian men will arrive for five tests, there is hope that the biosecurity model can be relaxed, both because of the exorbitant costs and the demands it places on those who participate.
Piers said: “there is no chance of a five-test series in India when everyone is locked up for the whole time. We saw this summer that the ceiling is probably three to four weeks [in a bubble] – you need a timeout.”
The ECB has spent around £ 1m on Covid-19 testing alone this year – around 10,000 tests were done at £ 100 each – amid losses of over £ 100m due to the pandemic. Harrison admitted that he was making contingency plans for similar financial pain next year, with all eyes on winter sports in regards to the return of the crowd.