England Test captain Joe Root has backed the choice to desert the Test tour of Sri Lanka over the coronavirus pandemic, saying the gamers’ minds have been “elsewhere”. A follow match in Colombo was halted on Friday and the staff introduced they’d be flying again to London. The two-Test sequence, which was because of begin in Galle on March 19, has been postponed.
The England and Wales Cricket Board mentioned the bodily and psychological well-being of the gamers and assist workers was paramount.
“There was a component of aid. The proper choice has been made,” Root instructed the BBC.
“You may see trying on the gamers that their minds have been elsewhere fascinated by individuals again dwelling. Now that we will go and take care of households and be with family members, that is put plenty of guys comfortable.”
The skipper mentioned there had been plenty of speak in regards to the virus within the dressing room and it had began to overshadow the cricket.
“Looking at how shortly issues have occurred at dwelling, you are fascinated by household and pals who could be a bit extra susceptible and that is exhausting whenever you’re a great distance away.
“It was clear it was getting in the best way of efficiency and affecting the psychological well-being of the blokes.”
New Zealand deserted their one-day tour of Australia on Saturday after Wellington tightened border restrictions to fight the unfold of coronavirus.