Speaking exclusively over the telephone before heading to Colombo on Monday morning, she said,
"masks could affect their oxygen intake leading to hypoxia. Therefore it is not recommended to use masks".
Incidentally, the players will not use disposable gloves during their training either.
Though, it may be noted here that England Test captain Joe Root was seen practising wearing disposable gloves at Trent Bridge as part of England's return to training protocols.
"No, our players won't use it. Sri Lanka has no community spread as for now, hence it is not included in health guidelines from public health authorities", she added.
The ICC has also issued guidelines for the batters and the same vary from country to country and as Sri Lanka has less cases of spread of Corona Virus, the batting practice has been allowed,