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“The national men’s players will commence its second ‘Residential Training Camp’ on the 22nd of June, strictly adhering to the health regulations imposed by the government in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read - Slinger Lasith Malinga Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket
“A total of 24 players will take part in the 10 – day training camp, which will be held at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, whilst the focus this time will be on player conditioning and enhancing skills,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a media release on Thursday. Also Read - Lasith Malinga to Make International Comeback For Sri Lanka in Upcoming T20 World Cup: Report
“The arrangements for the next camp is aimed at becoming the best prepared international team post-COVID-19 and to be ready to play at any given time,” said head coach Mickey Arthur.
The coaching and support staff, who will work with the players during the upcoming training camp consists of a six-member unit, the statement further said.
The squad members will continue to follow the same health procedures, which was adhered to during the first camp conducted earlier this month.
The squad for camp: Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Danushka Gunatilaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranaga, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Embuldeniya, Oshada Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
(With agency inputs)