Australian opener David Warner said he would have to rethink his future as an international cricketer, given the Covid-19restrictions. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, players must travel without their families to meet the strict conditions of Quarantine. Warner, who made a successful comeback after suffering a one-year ban due to ball tampering, is survived by wife Candice and three daughters.
The 33-year-old said that it would not be easy to stay away from family. According to ESPNcricinfo, Warner said, “Of course, all three daughters and my wife are an important part of my career. You always have to think about your family first and in cricket and this unpredictable time you have to give importance to these decisions. '
He said, 'See now, I will keep trying for this (to continue career). This time the T20 (World Cup) is not being held indigenously. It would have been ideal for him to play here and win the title. It has now been postponed. When it is held in India, I will have to think about it again. '
Warner said, “I have to assess my situation and whether the daughters are going to school.” Many of these are part of my decision. It is not just about when the matches will be played or how much cricket will be played. This is a big family decision for me. '
In the midst of this epidemic, some steps have been taken towards the return of cricket. Quarantine rules have been formulated to prevent infection and a bio-safe environment is being created. Cricketers in Australia have no other option than to practice in their provinces.
Given the growing number of Covid-19cases in Victoria, Warner feels that the province may miss hosting international matches, including the Boxing Day Test. He said, 'It is challenging for everybody. We talked about provincial cricket. This is the perfect example. Will Victoria be successful in organizing the Sheffield Shield cricket matches. I find it impossible under current circumstances. '
Warner is also concerned about the lack of red ball practice before the Test series against Afghanistan and India as the team has to play more limited overs matches before that. Australia is due to visit England in September. After this, Warner and some other players will play in the IPL and then their team has to host Afghanistan and India.
He said, “Normally you like to play two-three matches in the Sheffield Shield before the home Test series. So, I think the Indian team and we will have the same situation. Red ball cricket will not be included in our preparations and in such a situation we will have to give more practice time before the Test series.