Bermuda February 6, 2009

'This is more like a bootcamp' says Bermuda batsman

Bermuda are currently in Trinidad on a tour, in preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa

Bermuda are currently in Trinidad on a tour, in preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa. But for Lionel Cann, their batsman, the trip has felt more like a boot camp.

e always link up with a guy called Jeremiah, who does fitness training for the army, when we're down in Trinidad. When the boys hear his name we know we're in for a tough time. He's brutal.

The week started on Saturday with a seven-mile hike to the top of a mountain near Port of Spain.

It was a team building exercise with the army fitness instructors and they had us doing push-ups and sit-ups on the way up.

The idea was that everybody helped each other get to the top. It was a four-and-a-half hour trek and I think everybody was busted by the time we got back to the cricket academy in Couva.

Sunday we were in the nets early. Everybody got a hit and then we split into groups and switched between the nets and the weight room.

The Bermuda Sun has his diary.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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