Bowlers need at least two months of preparation before returning to the game, ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s governing body, has warned that a lockdown due to the corona virus could take bowlers two to three months to prepare for bowling or risk injury.

Due to the corona virus, cricket activities like other sports in the world have been canceled since March. However, now that the lockdown has eased, various countries have started considering the regular launch of cricket activities.

English cricketers have started individual training this week and it is quite possible that they will start their season with a series against West Indies in July.

The Pakistan team is scheduled to tour England in August for three Tests and as many T20 matches, and the matches will be played in a stadium without spectators to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

However, the ICC has warned that players, especially bowlers, need to be physically prepared before matches to avoid injury.

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Sports The global governing body said that bowlers are at higher risk of injury due to being away from sports and training for a long time.

The ICC has advised teams to have more bowlers in their squads and pay special attention to the burden on bowlers as bowlers need at least 8 to 12 weeks of preparation and training before entering Test cricket. And bowling training should be done in the last four weeks.

The bowlers have been instructed to prepare for at least six weeks before returning to ODI and T20 cricket.

The ICC has instructed all its members to keep a medical adviser or biosafety official with them to ensure the players return to the game safely and to protect them from injury.

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It should be noted that this week the ICC had banned the use of saliva on the ball due to the threat of corona virus.

To avoid the risk of the virus, athletes must maintain social distance and try not to be unnecessarily physically fit.

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