The outbreak of Covid-19 has largely affected on many nations, and South Africa is of no exception. As it has been plunged into the coronavirus outbreak, all South African residents have to practice self-quarantine, which is also known as social distancing at their own homes during a stringent lockdown period of 21 days.
South Africa Government only give allowances for workers belonging to essential fields such as medicine or polices, .. If the resident leaves home without serious reasons like seeking for medical treatment, collecting social grants, or buying food, they will be fined.
Exercising activities outside are totally prohibited. There are no more gyms, no matches, no unnecessary direct communication either.
South Africa isn’t due on the field until June when they are scheduled to play six white-ball games in Sri Lanka.
Needless to say, however cricket, or other types of sports, is not only about public championship and tournaments. In case the social distancing situation will still take place for a long time on, cricket players will not be able to have outstanding performances after then if they are turning themselves into those couch potatoes who watch TV, eat and chill for several weeks. Fitness activities and home alone training are needed for cricket players to maintain their levels.
Training and communication are two main keys for cricket players to gain more knowledge and quickly upgrade their skills. But now, both of these methods need to be done remotely, which have actually been challenging and tough tasks for most cricket coaches, according to Tumi Masekela – the strength and conditioning coach of South Africa national men’s team in an interview with Cricket South Africa (CSA).