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The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force players will resume team training sessions from July 6 at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva and the first order of business will be a fitness assessment.

Team sporting activities were halted in mid March as part of the health and safety measures implemented to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.

The cricketing fraternity followed all health and safety protocols, with players forced to train at home in isolation using whatever personal training equipment they had.

With the spread of the virus now seemingly under control in T&T it is back to regular business for most, with the national cricketers expected to come out on Monday in Couva to resume their training under the guidance of Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board in-house coaches, Kelvin Williams and David Williams.

Kelvin Williams confirmed that the Red Force training will resume on Monday with the players being divided into two groups in order to comply with health and safety protocols.

He noted that groups will comprise 13 to 14 players. The first group will train from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and the second from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are starting on Monday with two sessions with two groups because of the Covid restrictions,” Williams told the Express yesterday.

“We will be looking at fitness assessments and then we will take it from there. It has been quite a while since the players have done anything so the most important thing is to know where they are at and then we can move forward.

“That is the first day and if we have to look again, we still have Wednesday and then we will take it gradually. As you would have seen last year, fitness was one of the main reasons why they did so well so we will focus more on the fitness and then we will gradually introduce skill work as we go along,” Williams added.

Red Force Squad:

Darren Bravo, Imran Khan, Jason Mohammed, Uthman Muhammad, Khary Pierre, Jayden Seales, Terrance Hinds, Jeremy Solozano, Joshua Da Silva, Anderson Phillip, Akeal Hosein, Denesh Ramdin, Keagan Simmons, Bryan Charles, Isaiah Rajah.

—RP

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