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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s nationwide group educated collectively on Monday for the primary time in additional than two-and-a-half months to sharpen their abilities and health forward of a possible restart of the worldwide sport, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne mentioned.
Cricket within the nation got here to a halt on March 13 when the visiting England group pulled out on the second day of a four-day observe match forward of their two-Check collection.
“I feel it’s excessive time to coach ourselves and get again to our health stage and talent ranges,” the captain advised reporters within the capital Colombo.
“We need to begin worldwide cricket. That is why we’re beginning observe.”
A 13-member squad started a 12-day coaching session with indoor health drills on Monday. Floor coaching will begin on Tuesday.
The squad consists principally of bowlers, with governing physique Sri Lanka Cricket saying on Sunday they wanted extra conditioning earlier than returning to aggressive video games.
Amongst these coaching had been Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Isuru Udana, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka and Nuwan Pradeep.
They won’t be allowed to depart their lodge in Colombo or the observe venue for private errands, the cricket board mentioned.
Sri Lanka has reported 1,633 coronavirus infections, together with 11 deaths thus far.
The Check collection towards England was delay indefinitely after the pandemic halted main sporting occasions worldwide.
Coach Mickey Arthur had customised home-training regimes for a lot of gamers within the nationwide group after the lockdown was imposed.