Warner says COVID-19 may pressure evaluation of worldwide commitments

Melbourne, July 28

Australia batsman David Warner has mentioned journey restrictions and biosecurity controls as a consequence of COVID-19 means cricketers must spend extra time away from their households and should trigger him to re-think his worldwide commitments.

The father-of-three has typically had household with him on tour and mentioned the prospect of being away from his spouse and daughters for longer stretches may imply making some troublesome choices.

“You’ve always got to look out for your family first, and with cricket and these unprecedented times, you’ve got to weigh up these decisions,” Warner, who performs in all three codecs, instructed reporters.

“There are times when you go away and miss your family a lot and at the moment with all these biosecurity measures that are in place, we’re going to not be able to have the luxury of our families coming away with us now and it could be for the foreseeable future.”

With Australia slated to tour England for restricted overs sequence in September, and the Indian Premier League anticipated within the United Arab Emirates between September-November, Warner faces a protracted spell away from dwelling.

Looking at the long run, he mentioned household could be his first consideration.

“I’ll see where I am and where the girls are at with school as well,” Warner mentioned.

“A lot of that is a big part of my decision. It’s not just when the games are being played and how much cricket is being played. It’s a big family decision for myself.”

A spike in COVID-19 infections in Melbourne has seen residents return to lockdown for the previous three weeks, and Warner mentioned the Australian crew might need to ponder not taking part in the standard Boxing Day Test within the southern metropolis.

“Yeah, we have to look at it like that,” he mentioned.

“It’s going to be challenging for everyone.” Reuters

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