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A women’s national cricketer tests positive for Covid-19

Prabodhani became the joint-leading wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in West Indies

A senior international player in the Sri Lanka national women’s cricket squad, reportedly Udeshika Prabodhani, has tested positive for Covid-19, The Morning Sports learnt yesterday (5).

Another member of the national women’s team confirmed that Prabodhani has now sent in for quarantine along with a few other members of the national team.

Prabodhani represents Sri Lanka Navy in the women’s domestic circuit.

The source further added that the national team’s practices had not been conducted in recent times due to the pandemic and therefore a lot of other members of the team contacting the killer virus through Prabodhani is zero.

The 35-year-old Beruwala-born left-arm medium-pace bowler has played in 56 ODIs and 73 T20Is for the country since 2009, scalping a total of 79 wickets in the two formats.

Prabodhani became the joint-leading wicket taker for Sri Lanka, along with Shashikala Siriwardene, in the 2018 International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cup held in the West Indies. She also played in the ICC T20 World Cup held last year in Australia.