In the ‘Back to Cricket’ guidelines issued by International Cricket Council (ICC), the body have suggested its members the need for a 14-day isolation training camp before the travel.
The ICC have released the ‘Back to Cricket’ guidelines for members to create policies and draw a roadmap for the resumption of cricket in their country.
ICC recommended at least 14 days before travel to ensure the team is COVID-19 free. In the guidelines, ICC said, “Consider the need for a pre-match isolation training camp with health temperature checks and CV-19 testing.”
ICC also recommended appointing of Chief Medical Officers (CMO) or Biosafety Officials to implementing all the regulation at the training and competition and also said to develop an appropriate testing plan.
“Consider appointing a Chief Medical Officer and/or Biosafety Official who will be responsible for implementing government regulations and the biosafety plan to resume training and competition. Develop an appropriate CV-19 testing plan during training and competition,” the guidelines read.
ICC also said to adopt “ready to train” approach, to avoid frequents breaks during the training.
“All participants should adopt a ‘ready to train’ approach where possible i.e. come to training prepared without the need to use any communal facilities such as changing rooms or showering facilities.” the guidelines said.
Other training guidelines laid by ICC are:
- Ensure protocols are in place for players attending training or competition to maintain social distancing of at least 1.5m on-field and off-field.
- Personal equipment should be sanitised before and after use (training and competition).
- Equipment sharing should be avoided where possible and if sharing is required (such as in the gymnasium) strict hygiene and sanitising protocols should be followed.