Sri Lanka's batting coach Grant Flower who tested positive for Covid-19 had refused to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 unless he received the Pfizer vaccine, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said.
SLC Secretary Mohan de Silva said Flower did not take the first dose of his vaccination when the others had it a few weeks ago.
He said Flower refused the Chinese and Russian made vaccines because he claimed he could not travel to his country unless he was vaccinated with a recommend vaccine such as Pfizer.
Accordingly, the SLC will administer Flower, a former Zimbabwe cricketer, with the Pfizer vaccine when he recovers, the Secretary said.
Flower, 50, had returned from England where Sri Lanka played a one-day and Twenty20 international series and was preparing for next week's matches with India when he showed coronavirus symptoms.(DSB)