Sangakkara in quarantine


Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara went to quarantine in his own choice. The former Sri Lankan batting great said today that he was ‘taken prisoner’ at his home in Colombo following the Sri Lankan government’s warning.

Sangakkara, the current president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), came from London last week. The Sri Lankan government has directed that all those who have returned to the island from outside the country but did not undergo any medical examination should voluntarily go to quarantine by registering in the police department.

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Today, Sangakkara told the News First website that he voluntarily went to quarantine following the government’s directive,

“I have no symptoms or anything like that. Yet, I follow the direction of the government. I’m back from London a week ago. I heard in a news that those who came to Sri Lanka between March 1 and 15 should register with the police department and voluntarily go to quarantine. Immediately afterwards I contacted the police and registered my name.”

Sangakkara did not fulfill his duty only putting himself to quarantine. Like former teammate Mahela Jayawardene, he’s also using social media like Twitter and Instagram and forbade the Sri Lankan people to fear. The two batsmen, one of the best in Sri Lanka’s cricket history, have asked people to exercise their rules.

In Sri Lanka, 72 people have been affected till last evening. So far no one has been reported died.

Former Australian paceman Jason Gillespie has gone to quarantine like Sangakkara. The coach of the English county team, Sussex, has returned home to Australia. Gillespie traveled to South Africa a few days ago with his team on a pre-season tour. But he has returned home after a short visit due to coronavirus.

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