Bio-bubble is tough but Indians more tolerant: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said Indian cricketers are “more tolerant” when it comes to dealing with mental health issues compared to those from England and Australia but acknowledged that being confined to bio-bubbles amid a raging pandemic is not easy for anyone. International cricket in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has … Read more

India vs England: India vs England: India combined ’empathy’ and ‘kick in the backside’ to beat England | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: To get the best out of a bubble-weary squad in a Covid-19 world is never easy, but India combined “empathy” with a “kick in the backside” approach to get the job done in the just-concluded home Test series against England. Virat Kohli and most of his teammates have been hopping from one bio-secure … Read more

India vs England, 2nd Test: Fan breaches bio-bubble at Chepauk, runs into ground to shake hands with England players | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The bio-secure bubble maintaining the Covid protocols for the ongoing India England series was breached during lunch by a young fan on Monday. During lunch on Day 3, as the reserve England players were practising in one of the pitches at the middle of the ground, when one young fan climbed the Chepauk fence … Read more

Sri Lanka vs England: Players free to quit Sri Lanka tour if they are down, says England skipper Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England captain Joe Root says any of the players on the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka who feel they are not in the right place mentally are free to return home. The touring party, including for the first time a psychologist, leaves for Sri Lanka on Saturday and due to the coronavirus pandemic will … Read more

England’s Tom Curran quits Aussie Big Bash over virus bubble fatigue | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: England all-rounder Tom Curran on Monday announced that he will not return to Australia to play in the Big Bash League this year, citing the strains of ongoing biosecurity rules. “It’s been a very challenging year and I’ve been in bubbles since July,” Curran said in an open letter to fans of his team, … Read more

From manning ‘Kolkata Traffic’, farmer’s son Garani is now India’s throwdown expert | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Manning the snarling traffic on a busy Kolkata street as a Civic Police Volunteer, the thought of standing 22 yards apart of Virat Kohli mustn’t have crossed 20-something Dayananda Garani‘s mind. But as he entered the Indian cricket team’s bio-bubble in Dubai as the throwdown expert cum masseuse for the upcoming tour of Australia, … Read more

virat kohli: Skipper Virat Kohli moves into Team India bubble | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: After Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) IPL 2020 campaign ended with a defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Eliminator on Friday night, India captain Virat Kohli moved into the bubble created for the Indian players as they prepare for the upcoming series against Australia amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking to ANI, sources in the … Read more