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Sports Ministry directs SLC to educate on competition guidelines before resuming domestic cricket

Written by Sumit Seth

The Sports Ministry has directed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to conduct a meeting to educate all the participants before resuming the domestic cricket in the country, Cricket Age reliably learns.

Sri Lanka is one of the least affected country from the deadly Covid-19 and the government has already lifted nationwide lockdown.

“It is advisable to meet the representatives and participants to educate them on competition guidelines” Sports Ministry’s director general K. Edirisinghe wrote in the letter, addressing SLC CEO Ashley De Silva.

Accordingly, the Sports Ministry has suggested to conduct a meeting on July 1 at the auditorium of the institute of Sports medicine, in corporation with public health authorities and representatives from the epidemiology unit.

SLC had to postponed all domestic cricket in the country as the nation went into an island-wide curfew in March, to prevent the further spread of Coronavirus.

Due to the pandemic threat, Sri Lanka has already lost out on hosting a couple of high-profile cricket series. In March, England’s two-Test tour of Sri Lanka was postponed after the ECB requested for it due to the growing threat of the virus. Earlier this month, India and Bangladeh tour of Sri Lanka were also postponed.

Sri Lankan cricketers however, have resumed training. The coaching and support staff overseeing the training of the players consists of a four-member unit and all players strictly adhere to the health regulations imposed by the government in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.




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