National Cricket, Rugby and Football teams to resume training from June 1 | Daily News


 

Ministries of Sports and Health give green light:

National Cricket, Rugby and Football teams to resume training from June 1

Sri Lanka cricket team during one of their training sessions.
Sri Lanka cricket team during one of their training sessions.

Cricket, Rugby and Football National teams will resume training from 1 June as per the new health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Sports together with the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Sports released guidelines with eight key points to follow when sports resumes training.

All the details of the national pool members should be submitted to the Ministry of Sports as well as the Institute of Sports and Medicine.

Sri Lanka Cricket requested permission from the Ministry of Sports authorities last week with the intention of starting training by conducting bio secure residential training camps.

However, the health authorities through the Ministry of Sports officials have advised the main three sports in the country, Cricket, Rugby and Football to commence their training from 1 June.

All sports in the country were suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19 from mid-March.

The eight-point guideline issued by the Ministry of Sports and Institute of Sports and Medicine reads:

Athletes allowed to go out of the training camp, if highly necessary, should get permission from the Director General, Minister of Sports or officials from Institute of Sports and Medicine.

Strictly follow quarantine law in Sri Lanka primarily governed under Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance No. 03 of 1897 (QPDO). The ordinance was introduced (inter-alia) to prevent the introduction of plague and all contagious or infection diseases to Sri Lanka and the spread of such diseases in and outside Sri Lanka.Outsiders, parents or friends strictly not allowed inside premises of the training camp.

During the training camp, accommodation and medical items given by the authorities and no outside stuff allowed.

Apart from Quarantine law, all athletes should follow the general rules set by the Ministry of Sports and respective national association in the past.

Coaches and other officials of the national pool also need to follow the guidelines.

 


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