STEVE SMITH'S NO TO BIG BASH OPENS CAN OF WORMS
Cricket Today|November 20, 2020
He has cited mental health reasons for why he will not play in the Big Bash League at home after the conclusion of India’s tour of Australia...
SREELATA S. YELLAMRAZU

The dust has barely settled on the successful staging of the Indian Premier League 2020. However, the former Australian captain is raising a few eyebrows with his decision to not participate in the homegrown Big Bash League.

Can players sustain a lengthy time in the bubble? No, if Steve Smith is to be believed. He has cited mental health reasons for why he will not play in the Big Bash League at home after the conclusion of India’s tour of Australia. While the pandemic has raised real issues of mental health and consideration for players, it boils down to then becoming a problem of choice. Did Smith pick the IPL and not the BBL as part of his career strategy?

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