Sri Lanka Curfew Forces Cricket Team to Improve Fitness

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cricket crew have been ordered onto customised house coaching regimes throughout the coronavirus lockdown by coach Mickey Arthur following frequent accusations of poor health.

Arthur mentioned the gamers have been given tailored programmes whereas they wait to see if key tournaments such because the Indian Premier League and Twenty20 World Cup will go forward this yr.

“I’ve been sending out workouts to every participant,” the South African coach mentioned, including that the strengths and weaknesses of every man had been being mentioned.

A Sri Lankan sports activities minister slammed the crew’s health after they suffered a humiliating one-day collection defeat in opposition to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe in 2017 and early exit from the Champions Trophy.

Dayasiri Jayasekara mentioned Sri Lankan gamers had been “too fats and unfit to subject five-day Take a look at matches”.

Sri Lanka has since overhauled the teaching crew and Arthur mentioned he was talking with every participant to watch progress earlier than worldwide competitors resumes.

“We’re utilizing this time to mirror on the primary three months of our tenure and recalibrate our particular person and crew plans going ahead to the crucial collection that we’ve got developing later within the yr,” he mentioned in remarks revealed by the nation’s cricket board.

“The gamers all have particular person health plans to maintain them up to the mark with their ranges of health.

“These plans are tailor-made to the services that every participant has at his disposal at house to take care of the anticipated health ranges.”

Sri Lanka’s nationwide lockdown, which has now been prolonged to 4 weeks, began simply because the nationwide crew had been resulting from start a two-match Take a look at collection in opposition to England at house.

However the vacationers pulled out on the second day of a four-day observe match in Colombo because the coronavirus pandemic intensified.

The virus has claimed 5 lives and contaminated a minimum of 176 individuals in Sri Lanka.

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