Despite the lack of domestic and international cricket in The Netherlands this summer, Ryan Campbell and his Dutch squad have resumed training over the past few weeks.

The 48 year-old Australian has been at the helm for three years, and was looking forward to a busy international summer for his charges before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

However, Campbell remains philosophical about what has happened and the uncertain future globally. He explained how the training sessions have been scheduled in the 'new normal'.

(Ryan Campbell)

"We have been really lucky to be allowed outside to practice this last month," he began.

"We have put good measures in place and everyone has been very careful. We have done it in 1.5 hour "shifts" with no more than 6 players at a time.

"With restrictions easing slightly, we will look to add our entire squad to the training list and hopefully start to include some "match simulation" centre wicket practices.

"Of course this is all great but the "not knowing" when we will actually play has been very tough on all of the players and coaching staff.

"Our High Performance Committee have been really good at coming up with possible scenarios if we get the green light to travel but that is all still a big if.

"Of course we need to suck it up and get on with staying safe and healthy as in the big scheme of things, people around the world are doing it a lot tougher than us at the moment."

There is one new face in the Netherlands coaching set-up, with former captain Peter Borren brought in to add his vast experience.

(Peter Borren)

"Peter has been brought onboard to help out our Under 17s and then help myself and James Hilditch, who is my assistant. He will have a special focus on our Academy players."

The Netherlands have been included in the new ODI League, but the competition has been put on hold at the minute, with its future unclear as cricket begins its resumption next month.

They have also qualified for the T20 World Cup in Australia, slated for October, but it looks likely to be postponed, with an announcement scheduled for later this week by ICC.