Dimuth Karunaratne and Sri Lanka cricket team train in Colombo - in pictures

Players were put through their paces at the Colombo Colts Cricket Stadium to sharpen their skills and fitness ahead of a potential restart of the international game

Sri Lanka's national team trained together for a second successive day Tuesday following a two-and-a-half month lay-off due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The players were put through their paces at the Colombo Colts Cricket Stadium to sharpen their skills and fitness ahead of a potential restart of the international game.

Cricket in the country came to a halt on March 13 when the visiting England team pulled out on the second day of a four-day practice match ahead of their two-Test series.

A 13-member squad including skipper Dimuth Karunaratne began a 12-day training session with indoor fitness drills on Monday. Ground training start Tuesday.

The squad consists mostly of bowlers, with governing body Sri Lanka Cricket saying on Sunday they needed more conditioning before returning to competitive games.

Among those training were Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Isuru Udana, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka and Nuwan Pradeep.

They will not be allowed to leave their hotel in Colombo or the practice venue for personal errands, the cricket board said.

Coach Mickey Arthur had customised home-training regimes for many players in the national team after the lockdown was imposed.

Published: June 2, 2020 04:37 PM

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