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Sri Lanka batting coach refused vaccination, urged for Pfizer

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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)

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  • Sanje Friday, 09 July 2021 02:16 PM

    With all due respect if I may recall flower brothers were no way near front of our bowling. And now he is coach batting for us. whats wrong with people like Mawan Attapatu, Hashan Tilakarathne.....???

    Fazalna Friday, 09 July 2021 02:17 PM

    Why are we wasting our precious vaccines on this useless fellow? Let him go once he recovers

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 09 July 2021 02:24 PM

    Absolutely correct.

    Sokrates Friday, 09 July 2021 02:42 PM

    All people who are vaccinatet with Sinopharm will need a booster with BioNTech/Pfizer as the UAE now doing because Sinopharm is rubbish with hardly no protection against infections.

    Suhada Friday, 09 July 2021 05:55 PM

    As par the WHO,Sinophrm is 83% effective aganist new corona virous. How do you say it is useless. Dont try to be a hero by being Watti Amma.

    Isuru Friday, 09 July 2021 03:33 PM

    What a pathetic lie from Flower. Zimbabwe is already administering Sinopharm and they won't allow Flower to come to Zimbabwe after getting Sinopharm vaccine?

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 09 July 2021 03:40 PM

    We too prefer to get Pfizer vaccine . But this government vaccinating two rubbish . How unfortunate we are .

    Boris Vanculenberg Friday, 09 July 2021 03:52 PM

    Not the fault of Grant Flower, SLC management goes for cheap picks, so how can you expect quality coaches? Micky Arthur too another failure, defeat after defeat.... Hard earned public funds just thrown down the drain...

    Sri Lankan Friday, 09 July 2021 05:33 PM

    There is no point in continuing to use either brands of the Chinese vaccine. Sri Lanka will not achieve the heard immunity with it, and it is clear that those has not established enough immunity in the countries that used them.

    Dam Friday, 09 July 2021 05:54 PM

    At least he refused the Chinese (Vaccine)

    Shan Saturday, 10 July 2021 09:58 AM

    How about a DHAMMIKA PANIYA?

    Gamini W Saturday, 10 July 2021 10:01 AM

    How and why was he allowed to travel with the team to England, and stay with the Team Bubble, after refusing to be vaccinated? Isn't this a breach of the Covid 19 protocol by the SLC?


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