Malaysia Cricket Association (MCA) has resumed their training from June 2 amids the government approval.
The association resumed the training after the Youth and Sports Ministry of Malaysia have given the green light to resume training activities under strict restrictions.
Led by captain Ahmad Faiz Mohammad Noor, the national players checked into Kinrara Oval for three separate sessions of two-hour length each, beginning at 9.30am, 3pm and 5pm. Each session is limited to a maximum of six players. Monday’s sessions, the first for the national team in nearly three months, involved individual batting and bowling practices.
All cricket activities in Malaysia were suspended since March when the country went into lockdown due to the spread of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the government has since loosened some restrictions under CMCO, including certain sport activities. Therefore, the MCA has approached to request the Malaysian government to grant the association to resume the training.
Last week, MCA’s request was approved and the association resumed their training from June 2 under various safety measures. Meanwhile, the domestic cricket tournaments and matches are still forbidden in the country. However, the approval is for all sorts of training from local level to the national level.
“We are appreciative of the work undertaken by the frontliners and the respective ministries. We urge all cricketers, state associations and clubs to follow the guidelines and work closely to prohibit any new phases of Covid 19. It is critical that we work together to ensure that we restart sport activities in this country,” said the MCA president Mahinda Vallipuram as per quoted in official website of MCA.