The Men’s national team of Cricket Ireland will be stepping up their preparations for the 2022 campaign with a five (5) day Training camp at Desert Springs ICC accredited Cricket Ground & Academy between Sunday 27th March – Friday 1st April.
Eleven (11) players and three (3) coaching staff will be involved in a mixture of high performance training, spending their time completing a specific and carefully planned programme of numerous training sessions each day covering technical skills, bowling and batting, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.
Grass net practice, both bowling and batting will take place at the Cricket Academy. Match simulations, strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.
Desert Springs Group Sales & Marketing Manager Simon Coaker commented;
“Desert Springs was host to Ireland’s U’19 team during the ICC U’19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier in September, 2021 which they went on to win. The squad then returned to Desert Springs to complete a four-day training camp in October 2021.
To know have the opportunity to host the Men’s National team is a privilege for the resort and testimony to the quality of both the cricket and resort facilities we provide, and we very much look forward to providing them with a warm welcome.”
The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and villas at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club Restaurant.
The Desert Springs Cricket Ground which shall be utilised by Cricket Ireland during their pre-season training camp