KARACHI: Pakistan’s bowling coach and former captain Waqar Younis is worried concerning the psychological well being of gamers as they endure isolating bio-secure bubbles to play cricket internationally or domestically in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Waqar stated that he’s anxious that gamers in Pakistan would possibly face psychological well being points if cricket continued to be performed for extra time within the COVID-19 scenario.
“It is not easy for players or officials to spend so much time in the bio-secure conditions and it could eventually affect their mental health,” he warned.
Players, whereas competing, are being utterly remoted from their environment in bio-bubbles to negate the chance of an infection.
The former quick bowling nice stated that he may perceive the modified scenario because of the pandemic however insisted that cricket boards want to significantly have a look at the psychological well being facet as nicely whereas organising matches.
“This is an issue that is not just about Pakistan cricket but concerns the entire cricket world.”
He identified that just lately some bilateral excursions had not come off due to disagreements between boards over the quarantine and isolation intervals for gamers and assist workers.
“It is tough for gamers and assist workers to spend days and weeks at finish in a restricted setting.
The tour to England was a studying curve for us on this regard and that’s the reason I’m involved concerning the future,” he stated.
“I just hope that the COVID-19 situation does not continue for a long time,” he added.
Waqar additionally felt that any participant opting out of matches or excursions due to COVID-19 restrictions shouldn’t be disrespected.
He cited the instance of Pakistani batsman, Haris Sohail who had opted out of the tour to England for a similar motive.
“If was his decision and one we have to respect because he is an established Test player for us,” he stated.