MORGAN bats for bubble for ECB players during SA tour


With England expected to tour South Africa next month, England’s Limited Overs skipper Eoin Morgan has pleaded for bubbles during the tour. He hoped that after the bubble for players created for the ongoing  Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates, similar curbs on movement for cricketers will be in place on   England players to enable players to withdraw from tours if they feel playing in bio-secure bubbles during the COVID-19 pandemic will impact their mental health,  Eoin Morgan has said. Indian Premier League has set up a bubble for players in the UAE being played amid covid-19 scenario barring spectators similar curbs on movement will be in place with England expected to tour South Africa next month. England hosted West Indies, Pakistan and Australia after cricket’s restart in July with the teams restricted to playing in Manchester and Southampton where the ECB had set up bubbles. “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,” 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.” Morgan said it was important to create an environment for players to be comfortable with making that decision. “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,” he added.” REUTERS inputs