India tour of Australia Life in Bio-Bubble for Indian cricket team: Various cricketers in the last few weeks have spoken about how difficult it is to stay in Bio-Bubble for long durations. Now Indian cricket team players have also joined the list. Indian cricket team is currently staying in a bio-bubble in Australia where neither they are allowed to mingle around, move outside or dine together. Most of the members of the Indian cricket team were earlier in IPL 2020’s Bio-Bubble for 3 months and from Dubai were directly transported to Bio-Bubble in Sydney.
This constant stay in Bio-Bubble from the last 100 days has started effecting the Indian cricketers. According to a report by Mumbai Mirror one of the member of the Indian cricket team has called Bio-Bubble in Sydney as “A Five-Star Prison”.
Bio Bubble in Australia ‘A Five Star Prison’ : Restrictions on Indian cricket team players according to the report
– The report further elaborates that team in Sydney is moving in 4 mega-vehicles with only 10-11 members allowed per vehicle.
– Distance to be maintained in the team vehicles as well
– Players are not allowed to do group meetings
– They can’t dine together
– No workouts are allowed in hotel
– Players can’t move out of Hotel
– Not allowed to move out of Hotel Room
India tour of Australia : Virat Kohli also spoke about how Bio-Bubble affects the players
All of these restrictions are hard to follow for long durations according to the players. Even Indian captain Virat Kohli after finishing his IPL 2020 commitments spoke about how life in Bio-Bubble is extremely tough and restricted. He went to the extent of saying that the authorities need to think about the length of tours.
“It does get difficult at times because it is repetitive,” Kohli, who led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, told his team’s YouTube channel.
“Mentally, it can be taxing if this continues for this long a period at a consistent rate. It has to be broken down, it has to be based on how the individuals are feeling and I think that conversation should take place regularly,” he said.
“These things will have to be considered, what length of series and tournaments one will play, what impact the players will have mentally of staying in a similar environment for 80 days, and not getting to do anything different, or have the space to go see the family, or small things like that. These things will have to be seriously thought about. At the end of the day, you want the players to be in the best state mentally and physically,” Kohli said.
India tour of Australia : Adelaide test on, lockdown in South Australia to be lifted today
WITH SOUTH Australia’s lockdown set to be lifted on Saturday, the first Test between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval is expected to be played as per schedule, from December 17, reported Cricket Australia’s (CA) website. “Next month’s day-night Test had looked in some jeopardy following South Australia’s COVID cluster, with the state’s chief public health officer admitting this week there was no guarantee they could host,”
CA’s website mentioned. It added: “That prompted some belief that either Sydney or Melbourne could step up if required, in what would likely still be a pink-ball fixture. “But Friday’s news of the easing of restrictions from midnight Saturday will go a long way to allaying those concerns over the December 17 fixture.”
South Australia had zero new Covid cases on Thursday, and although the state recorded three new cases on Friday, as per the data provided by the Government of South Australia, the state government has decided to lift the lockdown early. Schools will reopen on Monday.