Chonburi, eyeing a quick return to the top half of Thai League 1, have decided to begin training for the top-flight restart earlier than planned.
All footballing activities in Thailand were halted in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The domestic leagues are scheduled to resume on Sept 12.
When the Covid-19-induced hiatus began, the Sharks were in ninth place with six points from two wins and as many losses.
Chonburi team manager Sasin Singtothong on Thursday confirmed that the squad would start training on June 30 instead of middle of next month.
“We had a meeting and everyone agreed to start on June 30 to allow the players to regain fitness gradually,” Sasin said.
“To start with, we will be meeting at our venue on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
“The emphasis will be on improving fitness and reviewing our tactics.”
Meanwhile, Police Tero team manager Thanya Wongnak has said that twins Thitathorn and Thitawee Aksornsri, both defenders, were sold to Port to stave off a financial crunch at the top-flight club.
“Now that the end of Thai League 1 has been extended to May next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, we need more money to see the team through this season,” said Thanya.