Risks in the bubble

West Indies’ Test captain Jason Holder has warned that players’ mental health could be at risk coping with the biosecure bubbles. (GP)

Dubai – West Indies Test captain Jason Holder has warned that the mental health of players could be at risk if adjustments are not made to the biosecure “bubbles” which have allowed for the resumption of cricket amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The top-ranked all-rounder in the longest format said while he was pleased that the protocols put in place had allowed players to continue plying their trade, playing the sport entirely in a quarantine environment could prove unsustainable.

“It’s been demanding. It has been challenging,” said the 28-year-old who was a late call-up for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

“I’m blessed to be still working. There are lots of people in the world not working because of COVID and we’re still given the opportunity to entertain people and do something we really love.  “But something needs to be thought of in order to just try to free up things a little bit more for the players’ mental health.” (CMC)


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