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Update England tour of Sri Lanka postponed amid COVID-19 concerns

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England's two Test series in Sri Lanka, which was set to begin next week, has been postponed because of concerns related to coronavirus, the ECB confirmed on Friday (March 13).

As of Thursday evening, the ECB had said that the tour was proceeding as planned but that circumstances were "changing rapidly". Following discussions overnight between the ECB and Sri Lanka Cricket, a decision was made to postpone the tour and bring England's squad and support staff.

The ECB have stressed that this is a postponement rather than a cancellation and they hope to reschedule the series at some point in the future, particularly given the matches are part of the World Test Championship. Whether that is possible remains to be seen, however.

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