Colombo:Sri Lanka cricket team returned to training from June 1 Monday, adhering to the health regulations imposed by the government due to coronavirus pandemic.
"A 13 members went into a 12 day 'Residential Training Camp' at a hotel in the capital Colombo, the SLC said in a statement on Sunday."
The players taking part in the camp represents a general squad chosen from across all formats, and primarily consist of bowlers, as they need more time for 'conditioning' before going into active competition, the governing body said. The players will be joined by coaching and support staff consisting of a four member unit.
"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," the statement said.
"Members 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 SLC statement further added.
Sri Lanka were scheduled to host England and South Africa in March and June but both the series were postponed due to the global health crisis. Sri Lanka is trying to convince India to tour the country for a closed-door limited-over series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is in July end.(UNI)