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Sri Lanka cricket team started training

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A group of 13 Sri Lankan cricketers, comprising mainly bowlers, resumed training on Monday following the coronavirus hiatus.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement that a “selected squad of 13 members will undergo a 12-day ‘Residential Training Camp’ at the Colombo Cricket Club”.

The coaching and support staff overseeing the training of the players will consist of a four-member unit.

All the players will strictly adhere to the health regulations imposed by the government in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to SLC guidelines, the players taking part in the camp, will not be allowed to leave the hotel premises or the practice venue to attend personal matters during the training period.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) issued on May 19 guidelines that highlighted the importance of training before resuming cricket operations, pointing out fast bowlers. The apex body has issued specific guidelines considering fast bowlers’ workload and the risk they run of getting injured.

The ICC also suggested format-specific training periods for bowlers all over the world, allowing them a minimum of 5-6 weeks of training, with the last three weeks involving bowling at match intensity in order to facilitate their return to T20Is.

The minimum preparation period for ODIs has been set at six weeks while for Tests, it recommended a preparation time of up to 2-3 months with the last 4-5 weeks involving bowling at full throttle

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