Cricket fan still in Sri Lanka eight months after England tour cancellation

Published on November 29, 2020 - Duration: 01:58s

Cricket fan still in Sri Lanka eight months after England tour cancellation

A cricket fan who travelled to Sri Lanka in March to watch England's tour isstill there eight months after it was cancelled - and has vowed to remainuntil Joe Root's team returns.

Rob Lewis, a web designer from Sunbury-on-Thames, has been on a personal adventure during his unplanned stay in theisland country, adopting a stray dog while living on a beach, becoming a DJwith his own alter-ego, getting a tattoo and befriending members of the SriLanka cricket team's coaching staff.


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