Restrictions of bio-secure model and crunched calendar could challenge players like never before
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With a number of players ruled out or doubtful for Australia series, sports medicine specialist says training methods have to be reviewed if cricket continues in restricted environment.
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The Australia tour will stretch to the new year, leaving the players on the road for more than four months, that too with little connection to the outside world.
Teams have started their training in Goa and are gradually getting habituated to living in a bio-secure environment, where they are confined to the hotel.
Unlike the England tour where the players were confined to a bio-secure bubble, the squad here will be able to step out after their quarantine period.
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Cricket Australia is yet to send the final itinerary to BCCI as quarantine rules of one Australian state differs from the other.
He said that the restricted and isolated conditions on the England tour were difficult for the players but from a cricket point of view it also helped the Pakistani players and officials a lot.
Both Morgan and Holder have spent time in bio-secure bubbles over the past few months, including the one put in place by the England and Wales Cricket Board to manage the home summer season.
Waqar said that he is worried that players in Pakistan might face mental health issues if cricket continued to be played for more time in the COVID-19 situation.
It's such a complex system that there are sensors everywhere to track the movements of everybody inside one of the world's largest active bubbles at this moment
All the shooters and coaches must undergo COVID-19 tests, which will be conducted at the hotel and arranged by the NRAI.
Bengaluru United head coach Richard Hood spoke to The New Indian Express about their preparation, bio bubble challenges, conditioning levels among others ahead of the competition.
Teams face a BCCI inquiry in case of repeated violations of health and safety calls put in place for the event taking place amid the pandemic.
The AIFF will put up a bio-secure bubble at a five-star deluxe hotel in Kolkata where all the teams and officials will be accommodated.