Steve Smith has decided to take a step back from taking part in Big Bash League (BBL) in the upcoming season. He stated that playing in a bio-secure bubble in such tough times may have consequences for his mental health.
The Australian batsman had already gone through several bio bubbles. Initially, when Australia toured England for the T20 series. And currently, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he is the skipper of Rajasthan Royals. This IPL is held in UAE. However, this IPL season didn’t go as he wanted it to.
The upcoming season of BBL is going to begin in December and the season is going to run until the second month of the following year.
It is believed that the Australian national cricketers are anticipated to play for the domestic sides in the second half phase. However, this league will also be played in a bio-bubble environment.
STEVE SMITH’S SAY ON THIS
The Australian batsman, Steve Smith stated that he’s not going to participate in the league. There’s no chance, he said. These are the early phases of the bio-secure environment and they are not sure of how long this is going to take to go back to normal as it was before the outbreak.
He stated that nothing is certain there. And that Smith is gonna have a straight chat with the Coaches, as well as general managers to make sure that cricketers are maintaining their mental health properly.
He says that just when players are feeling that things are getting difficult to cope up with while living in a bio-secure environment. Going out for some days would certainly aid them. He says that these are the talk that needs to be done.
Moreover, the Australian batsman isn’t the only cricketer to have worries over mental health. Amongst them is the English skipper, Eoin Morgan who also thinks the same way and even he might revoke from the upcoming series in case their mental health is jeopardized.
The mental health of all the players is very vital. Hanging around in a bubble has been truly tough for all of them. Being in a bubble far away from the family is pretty difficult.
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