London, June 18 (IANS) Twenty-four England women cricketers will return to individual training on June 22 as plans continue for a proposed tri-series with India and South Africa in September, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.
Their training sessions will take place under the same medical guidelines and bio-secure conditions as have been in place for England men. The players will train across six different venues: National Performance Centre, Loughborough; Emerald Headingley, Yorkshire; The Kia Oval, London; Bristol County Ground, Bristol; Chester Boughton Hall CC, Lancashire; and the 1st Central County Ground, Hove.
ECB said that squads for specific formats will be named in due course, subject to confirmation of the proposed series.
Jonathan Finch - Director, England Women's Cricket - said: "We remain hopeful of playing cricket this summer and it's exciting for this group of players to be able to return to training.
"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."
England players: 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 and Danni Wyatt.