Sussex will stage England bowlers' training sessions as top cricketers return

Hove has been selected by the ECB to host individual training sessions for England men’s bowlers.

Thursday, 21st May 2020, 9:11 am
Updated Thursday, 21st May 2020, 9:12 am
Hove will stage England training sessions but they will not be open to the public

The seven venues selected by the ECB are: The 1st Central County Ground, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Edgbaston, Emirates Old Trafford, Emirates Riverside, Kia Oval and Trent Bridge.

All venues will likely stage at least one session this week and then a full roll out across venues from next week.

From June 1, batsmen and wicketkeepers will return to individual training. These sessions will see a coach and a physio in attendance. It is expected that additional venues across the country will be added to accommodate these sessions. These venues will be confirmed nearer the time by the ECB.

Key principles of individual training include:

Washing of hands regularly

Maintaining a minimum of two metres physical and social distancing

Clean equipment used with disinfectant wipes – including mobile phones

Players to bring their own kit – including assigned cricket balls

Players to arrive in training ready to start practice

Players will bowl into an empty net and pick up own ball

No saliva or sweat to be used on the ball

Bowling into a mitt is an example of individual training and the following principles will apply:

Players use their own ball

Coach wears own mitt

Coach wears a disposable glove on the other hand

Between sessions, coaches to wipe down mitt and other equipment

While the 1st Central County Ground at Hove has been selected by the ECB to host individual training sessions, it is still closed to the public.