A group of 13 national players from Sri Lanka will undergo a 12-day residential training camp starting from June 1, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Sunday (May 31).
The group – primarily made up of bowlers from across formats – will train at the Colombo Cricket Club and will stay at a hotel for the entirety of 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. A four-member unit of coaching and support staff will be with the players during the training period.
“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.”
Disinfected vehicles will be used for transportation during the training period, while health officials have already visited the hotel and practice venue to provide health guidelines. Meanwhile, the players will not be allowed to leave the hotel or the practice venue to attend to personal matters during this period.