Sri Lankan fast bowlers would mostly go back to field on June 1 to resume their training.
Sri Lanka Cricket eyes the possibility of the resumption of their players’ training, starting with their fast bowlers. Awaiting the clearance from the Sri Lankan government, the SLC will push through with their plans of training scheduled on June 1. With that, they will also ensure the safety of the training environment where their players can play.
Sri Lanka’s head coach Mickey Arthur said that the resumption of the training was part of his discussions with captains Dimuth Karunaratne and Lasith Malinga. The meeting where he faced with the two was also attended by Sri Lanka’s assistant coach Grant Flower and other SLC officials.
As per Arthur, ‘Last Wednesday we had a quick meeting (to talk about resuming cricket) because we are starting to get out plans in place for June 1. Once we get the official go-ahead from the (Sri Lanka) ministry of health I will start putting meat into that structure with the captains and my support staff. It is looking good with the health ministry, but it will be a smaller group. We'll probably prioritise our fast bowlers because they are the ones who are going to need more time to get back into it’.
Also according to Arthur, they will continue to assure that they have a biosecure environment by consulting with their medical staff. Once everything is cleared, they hope that they can bring back the entire team on the field for some training.
The Sri Lankan cricket community remains to persevere with their team’s training as they still have pending matches against India and Bangladesh in July. Their series against India is comprised of three ODIs and T20Is while for Bangladesh, they were due to play three Test matches. To further understand cricket matches, head over to Betwala.
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