Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis, as shown in this official government photo

The Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) performed on Kusal Mendis on Monday revealed that the results were Covid-positive.

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board said on Tuesday that Kusal Mendis had tested positive for COVID-19 in Australia ahead of the T20 International series that begins on Friday. Mendis, who is 27 years old, tested positive for HIV on Monday during a routine RAT.

A positive test for Covid-19 was found in Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) player Kusal Mendis, who is on the team’s Australian tour.

An on-site PCR test corroborated the RAT’s findings, which were validated the next day. As per COVID-19 standards, Mendis is currently in isolation.

The five-match Twenty20 series between Australia and Sri Lanka will begin on February 11 and conclude on February 20 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

On February 25, the islanders will begin a two-match Test and three-match Twenty20 series in India, following their white-ball tour of Australia.

Nuwan Thushara, a member of Sri Lanka’s 20-man squad for the trip to Australia, has tested positive for the virus on January 31.

The team’s trainer, Dilshan Fonseka, had also tested positive.

Both have been told by the SLC that they can return to the squad on February 10 once their quarantine is through.

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