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England’s Joe Root ‘relieved’ over cancelled Sri Lanka tour

England captain Joe Root says the he feels “a relief” that the Test Series in Sri Lanka was called off amid fears over the spread of coronavirus.

The two-Test series was due to begin in Galle on 19 March and a warm-up fixture was abandoned on Friday when the decision was made to return to the UK.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said the mental and physical wellbeing of players was paramount.

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