England’s Amy Jones and Lauren Winfield stranded in Australia due to COVID-19 pandemic
Winfield also said she and Jones had promised to not leave the other behind at the time of returning home.
Updated - Mar 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Amy Jones and Lauren Winfield, the England women’s cricketers, are currently stuck in Australia owing to the massive coronavirus outbreaks. A number of travel restrictions have been implied due to which flights are getting cancelled. Winfield was in Hamilton Island on the Greater Barrier Reef where she was celebrating her honeymoon after marriage to partner Courtney Hill.
Jones, on the other hand, was in Perth. The borders are gradually closing and both Jones and Winfield have found it difficult to make their way back home. The coronavirus cases in Australia have gone up to 3,635 with the death tolls going up to 14. Speaking on their situation, Winfield quipped that they aren’t sure about when they will be able to return.
It’s really nerve-wracking times: Lauren Winfield
“I was supposed to fly home on Friday. But my flight has been cancelled. Everything through Dubai, Emirates, has been cancelled for the next two weeks. They are reassessing in two weeks’ time. But rumours are it could be up to two to three months,” Winfield was quoted as saying in The Independent.
Winfield has kept her fingers crossed for her next flight to not be cancelled. Winfield also said she and Jones had promised to not leave the other behind at the time of returning home.
“At the minute I have a flight on the 8th (April), but I feel like that’s just going to come around and it’ll get pushed back and back,” she stated. “It’s really nerve-wracking times. Essentially you could be wasting a year of your career,” Winfield added.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom (UK) has reached a stunning 14,543 with the virus accounting for the lives of 759. 135 has recovered from the disease though.
Both Winfield and Jones were recently a part of England’s squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia. The former got to play only a couple of matches where she could only manage five runs. Jones, on the other hand, got loads of chances at the top of the order.
She played all four matches and could churn out a mere 48 runs with a top score of an unbeaten 23 against the West Indies Women in Sydney.