Staying dwelling throughout the nationwide lockdown to comprise the coronavirus is like “nirvana” for Australian cricketers as they often must stay out of a suitcase, head coach Justin Langer has stated.
Australian cricket is in its low season and has been largely insulated from the impression of the coronavirus outbreak, which has suspended the entire nation’s main sporting competitions that run throughout the autumn and winter.
Some Australian gamers are signed with groups within the Indian Premier League however the profitable T20 match has been postponed no less than till mid-April and should find yourself being scrapped like many different tournaments which have succumbed to the pandemic.
“The reality is for me personally and for all of the gamers, that is like nirvana within the reality we’re dwelling with our households, we sleep in our personal beds, we eat dwelling cooked dinners and we will nonetheless work in a single diploma or one other from dwelling,” Langer advised reporters on Thursday.
Authorities containment measures to close down nearly all non-essential companies have already hit the economic system, with hundreds of employees laid off or stood down with out pay.
Australia has recorded greater than 2,550 infections, with 12 useless. Globally, the flu-like virus has killed greater than 21,200.
Langer stated the impression of the virus had hit near dwelling.
“I’ve obtained 4 daughters at dwelling and three of them have misplaced their jobs,” he stated.
“It’s an important eye-opener to me, how cautious we now have to be. Speak about being ready for wet days.
“That is actually greater than a wet day. Whether or not it’s a footy membership or my daughters all shedding their jobs … I’ve nice empathy for thus many individuals going by this powerful time.”