The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board announced on Tuesday that senior batter Kusal Mendis has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their T20I series in Australia.

Mendis was named in the 20-member squad last month after returning from a suspension imposed for breaching the team's bio-bubble anti-coronavirus protocols during their tour of England in


"Mendis was found to be positive during a routine Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)," the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board said in a statement.

"Mendis is currently undergoing Covid-19 protocols and placed in isolation since Monday."

Sri Lanka's national team left for Australia on February 3. The T20I series between Sri Lanka and Australia begins on February 11 at the SCG.
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