England women’s cricketers headed to Sri Lanka for training camp

By Staff Writers | March 23, 2015

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The visitors will play three one-day games against a Sri Lanka Women’s A team. © ICC

Twelve English women’s cricketers will travel to Sri Lanka next month to take part in an intensive 12-day batting and spin bowling development camp in Colombo and also play three one-day matches, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today.

The players, who will arrive in Colombo on April 19, are taking part in the training camp to gain greater experience of playing in subcontinental conditions.

“The training camp is designed to challenge the players technically and mentally in difficult conditions on the subcontinent,” an ECB statement said.

They will spend close to two weeks training and will also play three one-day matches against a Sri Lanka Women’s A team.

“With the ICC World Twenty20 taking place in India in March 2016, the opportunity for this group of players to specifically focus on their bowling and batting against spin will be hugely beneficial in ensuring that they are well prepared to perform for England women in these conditions, should they be selected,” Clare Connor, the head of England women’s cricket, said.

[ Via Island Cricket ]

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