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Post COVID-19, ICC sets 2-3 months preparation time for bowlers resuming Test cricket

The wait for bowlers looking to resume Test cricket after the coronavirus hiatus will be longer than others as the ICC has set a preparation time of up to two to three months for them to avoid getting injured. As member nations ease restrictions imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council on Friday issued comprehensive guidelines aimed at getting the sport up and running around the world while at the same time maintaining the highest safety protocols. But the bowlers will have to wait the most considering their higher chances of getting injured. Test cricket would require a minimum of 8-12 week preparation period (for bowlers), the final 4-5-week period would involve match intensity bowling. Bowlers are at a particularly high risk of injury on return to play after a period of enforced time-out, the sport s world governing body said in its back-to-cricket guidelines. Under the subhead cricket specific risks, the ICC mentioned about safe and ...

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