The UK and Lanka governments intensified their respective measures to contain the deadly virus.
As per ECB, the decision to cancel the series was beyond cricket.
Our aim will be to reschedule the series, says ECB
"After overnight discussions between our teams in Sri Lanka and the SLC, the decision has been made to postpone the series and bring players and support staff home. Our aim will be to reschedule the series," said an ECB spokesman.
ECB postpones the Test series between Lanka and England
'Due to the Covid-19 pandemic worsening globally, and after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket, we have today made the decision to return our players to the UK and postpone the forthcoming Test series between Sri Lanka and England," the ECB said.
"At this time, the physical and mental well being of our players and support teams is paramount."
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