Sri Lanka Cricket looks for 5-star exit strategy

SLC needs an exit strategy to get the national team back into physical training, as they have been hampered for nearly six weeks by curfews imposed to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews at a net practise session

A group of experts, including coaching staff and doctors, made the proposal which takes into account all safety and medical advice given by the Government. What is envisaged is a 14-day residential training camp in a five-star hotel in Colombo where players could use the gym and swimming pool facilities.

The attendees will go through PCR testing before the programme starts. This would require them to check-in three days prior. They will also undergo two tests to see whether or not they are infected. Till then, they will have to adhere strictly to prescribed social distancing protocols. The procedure will be followed till the end of the residential camp before they depart. The cycle will be repeated when the next training bloc starts…

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