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Cricketers from west more likely to have mental health issues: Misbah on playing in bio-bubble

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Up to date: October 22, 2020 11:05:27 am


Misbah says that in Pakistani tradition socialising was performed in a different way however in western international locations individuals had been used to going out. (FILE)

Pakistan head coach and former captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes that gamers from “western international locations” usually tend to be hit by psychological well being points if cricket is sustained to be performed in a strict bio-secure surroundings.

Pakistan themselves performed in a bio-bubble created for his or her England tour in August.

The virtually two-month lengthy IPL can be being held in a protected surroundings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Sure it is a matter about gamers and group officers dealing with psychological well being points if cricket continues to be performed like it’s being held proper now. So far as Pakistan is anxious I feel our gamers because of their social surroundings are mentally very sturdy to allow them to get by means of this era.

“However sure I imagine in the long term, gamers and officers from western international locations may very well be dealing with extra such issues as a result of their tradition is completely different from ours,” Misbah stated in an interview to the Cricket Baaz channel on You Tube.

He famous that in Pakistani tradition socialising was performed in a different way however in western international locations individuals had been used to going out.

“For them I feel this current Covid-19 surroundings that has been created to make sure cricket is performed is extra of a problem,” he added.

He stated the restricted and remoted situations on the England tour had been tough for the gamers however from a cricket perspective it additionally helped the Pakistani gamers and officers loads.

“I feel it was good for us as a result of communication improved between administration and gamers, the gamers had been supporting one another loads and customarily the bonding within the group improved loads.”

However Misbah stated the earlier issues normalised the higher as a result of if the Covid-19 menace continued for extra months, it could create uncertainty as to how massive occasions can be performed and in what surroundings.

“Staying indoors on a regular basis, motion being restricted and never with the ability to exit with freedom do take a toll on the gamers and even officers.”

He additionally made it clear that whereas he had determined to step down as chief selector for plenty of causes, he had each intention of finishing his three-year tenure as head coach.

“I’ve accomplished one yr within the job and there are a whole lot of issues to be optimistic about.

Pakistan themselves performed in a bio-bubble created for his or her England tour in August. (FILE)

“There was improvement and progress within the group and extra importantly I can say with confidence that the mindset and method of the gamers to white ball cricket has modified for the higher.”

Misbah stated that what happy him was the identical thoughts set and method was additionally seen amongst home gamers within the latest Nationwide T20 Championship.

To a query, he conceded that Pakistan is following England’s path in making ready for the approaching World Cups with a modified mindset and growing the pool of gamers out there to play for Pakistan.

“Sure I feel we’re on that path-the expertise we have now now and it’s growing. I can safely say that by early subsequent yr after the Pakistan Tremendous League we may have a pool of gamers who can serve us nicely within the three World Cups in 2021, 22 and 23.”

On his resolution to step down as chief selector, Misbah insisted it was his personal resolution as he needed to focus extra on teaching.

“Secondly I had mentioned with the PCB I’ll evaluation each my positions after a yr and take it from there. I wish to now completely give attention to teaching,” he stated.

Misbah reiterated the PCB didn’t pressure him to step down as chief selector.

When pressed he did concede that yet one more issue that influenced his resolution was that it was not straightforward being with gamers and attempting to extract performances from them in twin roles.

“At instances it turns into tough as a result of in spite of everything as a head coach one has to get performances from the gamers.”

Misbah additionally rubbished conspiracy theories about eager to prematurely finish the profession of former captain and wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed who has been dropped for the house collection towards Zimbabwe.

“Why would I wish to try this? What do I’ve towards him. If we needed to finish his profession we’d not have given him a central contract and simply informed him to go and play home cricket and attempt to come again.

“However we realised that despite the fact that Muhammad Rizwan is performing exceptionally nicely however we nonetheless don’t have a back-up or alternative who we will depend on for expertise and performances.

“Keep in mind we’d like a correct again up or all three codecs even now.”

Misbah stated he himself had had one to 1 discussions with Sarfaraz and emphasised that he remained a high participant and he simply wanted to choose himself up and one good innings can flip issues round for him.

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