Eoin Morgan, England and Kolkata Knight Riders captain, believes that players might pull out of international tours in the future if they feel that staying in a bio-secure bubble is taking a toll on their mental health.
England played their entire International summer, where they hosted West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan, and Australia, in the bio-secure bubbles set-up in Manchester and Southampton.
The BCCI has set-up a similar bubble in the UAE for the ongoing IPL, where a majority of England players are participating and it is likely to be the same when England tours South Africa for white-ball internationals next month.
“We’ve spoken about this as a team and we’ve accepted that guys will come in and out of the bubble as they feel it is affecting their mental health,” Eoin Morgan said during an online charity event.
“I do think we will see people pull out of tours. That’s just going to be the reality of things.” he added.
‘I don’t think people should look down on it’- Eoin Morgan
Morgan called for developing an environment where it would be easy for players to make that decision without the fear of being judged.
”I don’t think people should look down on it and they shouldn’t feel like people aren’t doing their job or not committing to their country,” the World Cup-winning captain added.
“That’s a reactive way of dealing with things and we want to be at the forefront of making it acceptable for people to say ‘I need to spend time with my family now and I’m taking this tour off’ just because of the extraordinary circumstances.” Eoin Morgan signed off.
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