England urged to be vigilant amid Sri Lanka political tension

The English squad was urged to exercise caution following a change in the political situation in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed the nation's prime minister, Ranil Wickramasinghe, on Friday.

Currently there are few obvious signs of disturbances in the streets around the hotel of the England team, although one demonstration did briefly interrupt the road just outside the hotel earlier in the week: its security team has advised the players and support staff who are attentive and avoid all demonstrations and large political meetings. A large demonstration is expected in Colombo on Monday.

The briefing has not affected, at this stage, the team's plans. The members of the test squad did not participate in the T20I match on Saturday night at the Premadasa stadium, such as Joe Root, Chris Woakes and Olly Stone, who were part of the squad of limited seats, and newcomers such as Joe Leach , Rory Burns, James Anderson and Stuart Broad – instead trained in the P Sara stadium.

Ben Foakes is expected to join the team on Sunday, who was called in to cover the injured Jonny Bairstow. The team will train at the Cricket Nondescripts Club on Sunday morning.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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