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Winfield was in Hamilton Island on the Nice Barrier Reef, celebrating her honeymoon after her marriage to long-term associate Courtney Hill. Jones was in Perth. Each have discovered themselves stranded in Australia, and are at the moment unable to return dwelling with borders closing.
“I used to be purported to fly dwelling on Friday,” Winfield instructed The Unbiased. “However my flight has been cancelled. All the pieces via Dubai, Emirates, has been cancelled for the following two weeks. They’re reassessing in two weeks’ time. However rumours are it may very well be as much as two to a few months. On the minute I’ve a flight on the eighth (April), however I really feel like that is simply going to come back round and it will get pushed again and again.”
Winfield mentioned, in the meantime, that she and Jones had made a pact to not go away the opposite behind once they lastly get to journey again dwelling.
The report additionally mentioned the ECB had despatched in a ‘care bundle’ with dumbbells, kettlebells and protein bars together with a program to comply with. However Winfield was nonetheless unsure in regards to the influence of getting no cricket for an prolonged time, stating that whereas The Hundred was the plain focus given it is money-spinning potential, the England crew wanted to play ODI cricket too.
“It is actually nerve-wracking occasions. Basically you would be losing a yr of your profession,” Winfield mentioned. “The talks are clearly about The Hundred which is the money-maker, however from an England viewpoint, we have to play 50-over cricket. And for me I have been out and in of groups and never confronted too many balls over the previous few aggressive months. We’re sort of all simply floating alongside and it is actually not straightforward.”