Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Sri Lanka Team Airplane Makes Emergency Landing In India

The Sri Lankan Cricket Team suffered a humiliating loss in the recently concluded limited-overs series against England. The Islanders are going through tough times in the last few months. Earlier, three Sri Lankan players were sent home for breaking the bio-bubble protocols. Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka were roaming outside in a public space in Durham.

After the limited-overs series ended, the Sri Lanka players learned that seven England members, including support staff, tested positive for COVID-19 after the last one-day international in Bristol.

The Sri Lankan team witnessed another distressful experience when their flight was forced to make an emergency landing in India. The Sri Lankan Airlines flight which was carrying the players from London to Colombo was short on fuel and was diverted to India. The flight made an emergency landing at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

“We had to divert to India because we lost fuel,” said Sri Lanka’s Head Coach Mickey Arthur to talkSPORT.

“When I landed in India, I switched my phone on and I had a couple of messages from Wayne Bentley [England’s operations manager] who updated on the situation and that was a really nerve-wracking time for all of us,” he added.

07/07/21 Sanika Sawant/Cricfit

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