Wicketkeeper batsman Kusal Janith Perera has tested positive for COVID-19.
Sri Lanka Cricket issuing a statement said Kusal Perera was found to be positive during a round of PCR tests that were carried out on the players yesterday.
SLC said following the detection, Perera has been directed to undergo due medical protocol.
Kusal, who led Sri Lanka in England earlier this year, sprained his shoulder and was ruled out of the entire limited-overs series against India.
All-rounder Dasun Shanka led the side in Kusal Perera’s absence, defeating the Men in Blue in the three-match T20I series.
The positive test could rule Perera out of the series against South Africa leading up to the ICC T20 World Cup, set to take place in the UAE and Oman in October-November.
Kusal Perera has so far represented Sri Lanka in 22 Tests, 107 ODIs and 50 T20Is, scoring 5595 runs across formats, including eight centuries.