A group of Sri Lanka cricketers will return to training on Monday, amid efforts to restart the game after the coronavirus shutdown.
According to the cricket board, the group cricketers from Sri Lanka will return to training to resume the game which was shut due to Coronavirus outbreak.
Cricket came to a halt on March 13 when the visiting England team pulled out on the second day of a four-day practice match ahead of their two-Test series with Sri Lanka’s home series against South Africa also among its casualties.
Thirteen players will check into a hotel for a 12-day residential camp at the Colombo Cricket Club (CCC) Ground, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement. The players will be joined by a four-member team of coaches and assistants.
“The players taking part in the camp represent a general squad chosen from across all formats, and primarily consist of bowlers, as they need more time for conditioning before going into an active competition,” it said.
“Members taking part in the camp will not be allowed to leave the hotel premises or the practice venue to attend personal matters.”
A coaching and support staff of four will oversee the training, during which players will not be allowed outside the hotel premises and the practice venue.
The SLC would ensure everyone at the training camp adhered to the government health regulations, it added.
Sri Lanka is preparing to host India for a limited-overs series in July.
Head coach Mickey Arthur had customised home-training regimes for many players in the national team after the lockdown was imposed.
On Saturday, South Africa also allowed training and playing of professional non-contact sport, a decision welcomed by its cricket board.