Life in bio-bubble tough but Indians more tolerant than overseas players, says Sourav Ganguly

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 4/7/2021 11:31:55 AM

New Delhi, Apr 6 Former India captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly acknowledged that life in bio-bubbles can be entirely different from normalcy, and it can have an impact on mental health of cricketers. Ganguly added that it's important to be mentally and physically prepared for the rigours of strict bio-bubble environments. Ever since the resumption of sports in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, athletes, coaching staff and other stakeholders have had to spend time in strict bio-bubbles as organisations have been on ensuring safe conduct of events. Quite a few have spoken about the impact of being in bio-bubbles which limit access to the outside world. Cricketers have spoken about burn-outs and several have had breaks in between tours and tournaments to deal with the pressure of biobubbles. Several India cricketers have been in bio-bubbles for more than 7 months and have had only limited breaks in between tours. India players spent more than 5 months on the road as they completed Indian Premier League 2020 and headed directly from the UAE to Australia. Speaking at a virtual promotional event on Tuesday, Ganguly said Indians are more tolerant to the rigious of the bio-bubbles than overseas cricketers. "I feel we Indians are a bit more tolerant than overseas (cricketers). I've played with a lot of Englishmen, Australians, West Indians, they just give up on mental health," Ganguly said. "In the last six-seven months, with so much cricket being going on in the bio-bubble it's so tough. Just going from.

 

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