Reports: Cricket to do away from bio-bubble and adopt Premier League model
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the sport, the bio-bubble has become the new normal. The bubble culture has made life difficult for the players and their families. It has been close to two years but there is no respite from the stringent bio-bubble norms and protocols. Mental health and wellbeing have become all the more vital. Several cricketers have started to be fatigued by the bio-bubbles and have started to opt for breaks in between matches. Here’s our latest cricket betting tips and tricks.
Cricket’s governing body is now set to change the way cricket is being played in the bio-bubble. In a meeting held by Chief Executive Committee on Friday (November 12), the members are keen to adopt Premier League Model where only the infected persons (not even closed contacts) will be put into quarantine.
“In the Premier League, they don’t even send the close contacts to isolation. Only those who test positive, go into quarantine,” an ICC close source said as quoted by The Indian Express.
Team India have been the worst affected by the bio-bubble. Players such as KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah have spoken about it and said it is difficult and challenging to be in such an environment. India players have been on the road for the past seven months. Players, who are regular in all three formats have not got a break for a long time.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri also pinpointed the bio-bubble as one of the factors for the team’s dissapointing show in the 20-20 World Cup.
“When you’re six months in a bubble, there are a lot of players who play all three formats of the game. In the last 24 months, they’ve been home for 25 days. I don’t care who you are, if your name is Bradman, if you’re in a bubble as well, your average will come down because you’re human. But sooner or later, the bubble will burst. So, you’ve got to be careful,” said Ravi Shastri after India’s last match in T20 WC. Here’s t20 blast latest news.