Originally Posted by paulsre
The reason elite cricket is being played in a bio-bubble is to ensure the substantial TV contracts for international cricket, the IPL and other T20 tournaments can be fulfilled.
At the same time expecting players to go from this summer in a bubble straight into the IPL, then an England tour and then the BBL and then another tour, etc. is unrealistic. Unsurprisingly, it's becoming increasingly clear that to ask players to live repeatedly in a bio-bubble simply isn't mentally sustainable for them.
Tom Banton and Tom Curran have decided not to go to play in the Big Bash because they can no longer stand living in a bubble. The batsmen there will be very disappointed Tom Curran isn't going.