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 had been “elsewhere”. A apply match in Colombo was halted on Friday and the group introduced they’d be flying again to London. The two-Test collection, 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 employees was paramount.
“There was an element of relief. The right decision has been made,” Root advised the BBC.
“You could see looking at the players that their minds were elsewhere thinking about people back home. Now that we can go and look after families and be with loved ones, that’s put a lot of guys at ease.”
The skipper mentioned there had been lots of discuss concerning the virus within the dressing room and it had began to overshadow the cricket.
“Looking at how rapidly issues have occurred at house, you are fascinated about household and mates who could be a bit extra susceptible and that is exhausting once you’re a good 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.