Sri Lanka Cricket hoping to start the training sessions from 1st of June

Sri Lankan Cricket planning to start the training session from 1st of June once they got the clearance from the government and there planning to start the fast bowlers training session at first under a safe environment. 

Sri Lankan Cricket head coach, Mr. Mickey Arthur stated that they had a meeting last week with both the captains Dimuth Karunaratne (One day and test) and Lasith Malinga (T20) along with SLS CEO, Chairman of the selectors, Assistant Coach and the SLC’s Medical expert face to face on resuming Cricket on the 1st of June while speaking to ESPN Cricinfo.

Once SLC got the clearance from the Ministry of health, Micky Arthur, planning to get both the captains and his supporting staff onboard to start the training session with the fast bowlers in small groups.  Further talking to Arthur, he stated that the players are “slight apprehension” about the Covid-19 outbreak where over 5 million people infected and 323,000 deaths worldwide. Even though Sri Lanka reported low on infected people and the government of Sri Lanka believes that the outbreak is under control.

Arthur informed Cricinfo that, it is essential to adhere to the recommendation given by the ICC Cricket Committee before commencing the training and its must to get the assurances from the medical staff around the world that the biosecure environment is okay for training.

Once all set, he hopes to get the whole squad back to training virtually after the first 20 days of June. That’s the time he is looking in to be in the biosecure environment that he could go to Kandy or Hambantota for a week period to regenerate the trust of the team and to set the goals with the new environment. 

Source: ESPN Cricinfo

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