Cricket has suffered an unprecedented loss in the action in the pandemic. There have been speculations on whether the female side of the game would suffer more as compared to their male counterparts. A recent report suggests that New Zealand has begun its training sessions for female cricket professionals.
Players of New Zealand are back on the ground after the outbreak of novel coronavirus. The team has started the session at Lincoln. The White Ferns took to Twitter and posted two photos where the camp was depicted. It is further revealed that players of the Wellington cricket team, Canterbury Cricket, and Otago cricket team have attended the first camp.
— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 14, 2020
Auckland Cricket, Northern Districts cricket team, and Central Districts cricket will have their players back in the training mode at Bay Oval. The camp is scheduled to start next week.
We are back! Our 1st post lockdown camp is underway in Lincoln. Players from @cricketwgtn, @CanterburyCrick and @OtagoVolts are attending the first camp with @aucklandcricket, @ndcricket and @CDCricket players getting set for a camp next week at @BayOvalOfficial #CricketNation pic.twitter.com/tyMcQKbX6V
— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 13, 2020
New Zealand has been making it to the news recently. We reported that Sophie Devine was given the charge of captaincy for the White Ferns. Her appointment was full-time with Amy Satterthwaite being named as her deputy. Moreover, Devine will take her role as a full-time skipper in this split-squad training camp. Alike all sides of the international arena, New Zealand have been channeling their focus around the world cup that they look to hold in 2021.
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— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) July 9, 2020
The appointment of full-time captain and vice-captain seems an attempt from the side to prepare themselves for the global event. Interestingly, Kiwis shall return to their training session as well. Top professionals from New Zealand men’s cricket side will return to train at Lincoln in the country’s high-performance center.
To cope with the prolonged period of lockdown and the aftermaths, it is mandatory that boards interact with players and staff in order to assure them of a certain and comfortable future. To wash away the rust in professionals, training seems necessary with the stern application of guidelines relating to the health of professionals.
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