Afghanistan’s national cricket team have started a month-long training camp on Sunday despite coronavirus was spreading widely across the country.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced the commencement of a training camp for 22 cricketers. “Afghan National players will take part in a month-long training camp Organized by Afghanistan Cricket Board in Kabul Cricket Stadium from tomorrow,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement.
“The camp will be focused on strengthening their batting, bowling, and overall performance as part of their preparations for upcoming competitions. This camp will be held under the relevant health guidelines and in close coordination with the ICC, WHO, and the ministry of public health of Afghanistan to avoid the spread of COVID-19,” the statement added.
The ACB on Saturday, held a COVID-19 awareness meeting for players and officials at the board’s head office to educate them about the health guidelines to be maintained during the training camp.
It must be noted that after Sri Lanka, Afghanistan are the second major Test-playing nation to resume training. International cricket is on standstill since March and its resumption will be started by a three-Test series between England and West Indies starting July 8, which will take place in a bio-secure environment.