Wasim Akram puts weight behind mental well-being of cricketers during coronavirus.

KARACHI -- Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has called for measures to ensure the mental well-being of cricketers going through tough isolation and quarantine restrictions in various countries where they travel to play cricket. Speaking to media on Tuesday, the former skipper said that it is never easy for any individual to spend two straight weeks in isolation and that the situation can take a serious toll on one's mental health. 'It is imperative to look after players' mental well-being in this scenario in order to keep them positive and motivated in the game. There's a serious need to have a regular psychologist with teams when they travel to new environments,' he underscored.

'I'm sure seniors like Waqar Younis and Misbah would have spoken to players in New Zealand to keep them motivated during isolation period,' Akram added. Pakistan cricket squad members were in strictly managed...

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