England Women have named a group of 24 players who will resume training on June 22 so that they can get ready for competitive action by the end of the season.
The Women’s team will follow the same precautions and restrictions as imposed upon the men’s team and the training will take place in bio-secure environments as well.
A total of six venues are set to be used for the players which include the National Performance Centre in Loughborough and Chester Boughton Hall CC in Lancashire joining four county grounds – Headingley, The Oval, Bristol County Ground and the County Ground in Hove.
The training sessions will begin with each of the 24 players training individually and it will be followed by the players training in small groups.
Jonathan Finch, Director of England Women’s Cricket, is hopeful about playing cricket this summer and said that it’s exciting to see these players returning to training.
Finch also thanked the different counties that are helping to provide the training facilities, “We’ve had great support from the first-class counties with the use of their venues, and we’re grateful to them for that, and hopefully this is one step closer towards England Women returning to the field this summer.”
The Board is also trying to arrange a Tri-Series involving England, India and South Africa sometime around September.
Squad: Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Katie George, Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Amy Jones, Heather Knight, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Bryony Smith, Linsey Smith, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Issy Wong, Danni Wyatt.