West Indies’ restricted-overs skipper Kieron Pollard believes the break introduced upon them by the COVID-19 pandemic is an effective time to “introspect” about careers and gamers should use it to “stay mentally and physically fit”.
The coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed over 12000 lives and contaminated greater than 250,000 globally, has led to the cancellation and postponement of all sports activities actions internationally.
Pollard mentioned it’s a good time to replicate on his personal’s sport.
“It is a good time for introspection, a good time for reflection, a good time to look at where you are as an individual in your career and what you want to achieve going forward,” he was quoted as saying by Jamaica Gleaner.
Pollard, who was dominated out of the Pakistan Super League due to a niggle in his proper thigh early this month, mentioned it’s time to work on his health and put together for the season forward.
“You have to take this time in order to do that and also keep yourself in good physical shape, and mentally as well, because when the bell rings and they say ‘ok, everything is back to normal and we need to go on tour’, it might not be enough time to be prepared, but you as an individual have to be prepared mentally in order for you to try to perform at your best,” he mentioned.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) had just lately delayed the home season by a month within the wake of the lethal illness.
On Friday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspended all skilled cricket until May 28, delaying the beginning of the brand new season.
West Indies had been scheduled to play a three-Test sequence from June 4, following heat-up matches towards England Lions and Worcestershire on May 22 and 28, respectively.