A group of 13 national players from Sri Lanka will undergo a 12-day residential training camp starting from June 1, announced Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Sunday (May 31).
The Sri Lanka group – specifically made of bowlers from across all formats – will train at the Colombo Cricket Club. Their stay is managed at a hotel for the entire period of training.
They will start with an in-house fitness training within the hotel on June 1 followed by ground training from June 2. A four-member unit of coaching and support staff will be with the players during the practice session.
“The 12-day ‘Residential Training Camp’ was implemented, taking into consideration the health regulations imposed by the Government, which specifies cricket as a ‘High Risk’ sport and needs residential training,” the Sri Lanka Cricket stated in a media release.
“SLC has taken all required measures in consultation with the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Health to ensure the safety of every individual involved in this exercise, and has formulated a set of procedures to adhere, during the camp period and before.”
Sanitised vehicles will be used during the period of training, while the health officials have already paid a visit to the hotel and practice venue to provide health guidelines. Meanwhile, the players will not be allowed to leave the hotel or practice premises to attend any personal matter.
Several planned tournaments and series were put on hold due to the outburst of Covid-19 pandemic. Having said that Sri Lankan boys are not the first ones to resume training. Along with them, West Indies and England have resumed training too.
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