England all-rounder Tom Curran has spoken out about what the players went across in quarantine the year before. Curran, who is presently playing for the Sydney Sixers in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL), was among the cricketers who walked out of the last season of the league after spending roughly half a year within bio-secure conditions.
Curran is currently playing in the league at a time when the rules have been simplified but it is far from complete. The all-rounder, on the other hand, is taking a sense of relief that the players are no longer locked in a tight bubble where they are not permitted to leave their accommodation even for a second or interact with anyone from the outside world.
It’s just great to be back and playing in the BBL: Tom Curran
“For starters, it is different to how it was last year. Our bubble in England last year involved literally staying on the ground. We were moving between the Old Trafford Stadium which looks out onto the ground and the Southampton Ageas Bowl hotel which also looks out onto the ground,” said Curran in an interaction.
“That’s literally months of opening up your curtains in the morning and watching the grass being cut and the wickets being rolled. That’s the sort of bubble I am talking about; that was terrible. After months of that, it got real hard, and that sort of led to me pulling out last year,” elaborated Curran.
Curran went on to say that the present bubble is better and “a lot better” than the bubbles he spent more time during last year: “This year, it is similar to how it was in the summer for us in England; you’re living safer living environment and it’s the same for BBL”.
“It’s not a hard bubble where you’re locked in the hotel. The world is in a different place at the minute and we’ve got a bit more freedom than the actual strict bubble. We’re all adapting fine. It’s not ideal. It’s just great to be back here in Australia, playing in the BBL and playing cricket again. It’s a lot better than it was last year.”