Bio-bubble has been a familiar term since the pandemic struck. The bio-bubble has been an effective way to continue with cricket globally following the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Multiple cricketers have spoken about the impact of the same on mental health. Recently former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen called for an end to the system.
Kevin Pietersen thinks that there should be an end to the bio-bubble system now in the game of cricket. He thinks that the strict protocols are ruining the best job in the world. He tweeted, “Strict bio-bubbles for players & coaching staff needs to be abolished for good ASAP! They’re ruining what’s meant to be the best job in the world now. Players & staff are DONE with them!”
This is not the first time that former England legend spoke about the same. Earlier also he vouched for the abolishment of the same. In September, he had written that a bio-bubble for the second leg of the Indian Premier League in the UAE would be the last to be tolerated. He had taken to his Instagram to write, “In my opinion), this IPL/T20 WC will be one of the last bubble-like environments that players will tolerate. The vaccine needs to be trusted. It doesn’t stop transmission, no, but it stops (97% efficacy) serious illness & overwhelming front-line health workers! And the age group that professional athletes compete in literally has almost 0% chance of serious illness from Covid! GET JABBED!”.
However, with the new variant of the virus emerging worldwide, things have started to get complicated further. Once again the news of people from different sports worldwide getting infected are becoming the headlines. In such scenario, getting rid of bio-bubbles in the near future seems like a distant dream.