Faf du Plessis promotes dual isolation periods: The former South African captain has put forward a considerable suggestion regarding resuming cricket.
Despite international cricket being shut for more than two months now, there still isn’t much certainty regarding when the sport will resume at the highest level.
While England are showing promising signs regarding hosting West Indies in July, the future of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 still remains under clouds.
The situation has made cricketers ponder about playing competitive cricket behind closed doors. Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, fast bowler Pat Cummins and batsman Usman Khawaja, veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh, Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq and veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor are among the few cricketers who have shared contrasting views in the prospect of playing sans spectators.
Veteran South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis admitted being unsure about when the sport will resume during a recent Facebook live session with the newly-elected Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal.
“I am not sure…reading that travelling is going to be an issue for lots of countries and they are talking about December or January,” du Plessis was quoted as saying.
Faf du Plessis promotes dual isolation periods
It was last week that BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had hinted a two-week isolation period to make sure that India’s tour of Australia goes ahead. While du Plessis spoke on similar lines, he also expressed concerns with respect to the coronavirus situation in other countries not being as good as Australia.
“But even if Australia is not affected like other countries, to get people from Bangladesh, South Africa or India where there is more danger, obviously it’s a health risk to them.
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“But you can go in before the tournament [for] two weeks isolation and then play the tournament and afterwards two weeks isolation. But I don’t know when South Africa will open their travel ban because we can’t go there like old days on boats,” du Plessis said.