‘IPL bubble tough’

Afp, New Delhi

18 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

‘IPL bubble tough’

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said Thursday that the IPL's coronavirus bio-security bubble was "mentally tough", but the team was finding ways to stimulate players and keep in good spirits.

The virus-delayed Twenty20 tournament begins Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, with holders Mumbai playing the Chennai Super Kings in the opener in Abu Dhabi.

Teams in the world's richest cricket competition must abide by strict guidelines, leaving them encased in an isolation "bubble" with only hotel staff, their fellow competitors, and their similarly quarantined family.

"Mentally it is tough, but hats off to the team management," Sharma told an online press conference from Abu Dhabi.