The two-test series in Galle starts on Thursday morning
An England cricket fan who has waited in Sri Lanka for 10 months to see the team play was still yet to find out if he would be able to watch the game on the eve of the first Test match.
Rob Lewis, a web designer from Sunbury-on-Thames, first flew out to Sri Lanka on March 13 last year – and found out while he was on the plane that England’s tour had been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
But instead of flying back to the UK he stayed in the country and vowed to stay there until England returned to fulfil their fixtures.
Now Joe Root and his team are back, but with no fans allowed in the ground in Galle because of Covid-19 restrictions, Mr Lewis is unsure if or how he would be able to watch the game less than 24 hours before the start of the action.