After Australia and England, Sri Lanka has become the third country to begin cricket training sessions in their country. Meanwhile, Lanka is among the least affected country with 1,613 infected people.
13 players would start training:
A group of 13 national players, primarily made up of bowlers from across formats, would train at the Colombo Cricket Club. Also, A four-member unit of coaching and support staff will be with the players, staying in a hotel for the whole 12-day training sessions. They will also not be allowed to go home during the training period.
They will start with an ‘in-house fitness training at the hotel on June 1 followed by ground training from June 2.
Disinfected vehicles would be used:
After consulting the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Health, SLC has set some health guidelines for the players. For travelling purposes, disinfected vehicles will be used during the training period. The health officials also visited the hotels to provide health guidelines.
“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 SLC 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.”
Sri Lankan cricketers last played a bilateral series against West Indies in March. It has been over three months since they have played a competitive match.