West Indies Test captain — Jason Holder opens up on his struggle with living in bio-bubble for a longer period. He has revealed that as of now, he has been away from his home for six months because he has been constantly been touring for his national team while also playing franchise leagues.
Jason Holder has been moving from one bio-bubble to another since the comeback of cricket after the outbreak of the coronavirus. In July, he first went with the West Indies team to England to play the Test series. This follows with his stint in Carreban Premier League, which was hosted at home but he could not meet his family because of the bio-secure bubble and new COVID-19 norms.
After CPL, he travelled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 after SunRisers Hyderbad called him as the replacement of Mitchell Marsh. From there, he flew to New Zealand and remained in 14-days mandatory quarantine to feature in the two-match Test series, where his team faced a clean sweep.
It has been a tough year: Jason Holder
Being constantly touring and remaining in a confined environment, Jason Holder stated that it was a tough year for him as he could not meet his family.
“It has been a tough year. Not just for the team but for me personally. I haven’t seen home in six months now. I have been going non-stop.
“Going from bubble to bubble and being isolated into a hotel room … it sometimes get smaller and smaller by the second,” Jason Holder told reporters.
The allrounder, who now heads to Australia for the Big Bash League, stated that he doesn’t want to miss any opportunity while wants to enjoy the current situation.
“It’s a situation where you’re still trying to make a living and make use of every opportunity you get,” said Jason Holder, before joining the West Indies for their tour of Bangladesh in January.
“At this point I am still enjoying it. Still enjoying moving around. I’m trying to make use of every opportunity I get and hope it works out for me.”
Meanwhile, It will be the first BBL season for Jason Holder. He has signed up a three-match deal with Sydney Sixers.