Manchester [UK], July 19 (ANI): England pacer James Anderson on Sunday that he would welcome a break if the side is allowed to step out of their bio-secure bubble ahead of the Pakistan Test series.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are currently looking at a proposal to allow their players to leave the team camp between the end of the current series against West Indies and the start of the first Test against Pakistan, ESPNCricinfo reported.
"I've heard whispers of it. Nothing confirmed. Obviously it'd be nice if we can get home for a few days in between the series but, yeah, at the moment we've not had anything confirmed so we'll just keep our fingers crossed on that one," ESPNCricinfo quoted Anderson as saying on the Sky Sports player zone.
"We're looked after well. And yes, we've had to do things slightly differently, but we're getting to play cricket which is, you know, amazing really after the last few months. So we're just grateful for that," he added.
However, getting a break from the bio-secure bubble will require the permission of the UK government.
"If we can get home for a few days in between the games then brilliant. If not, we'll just have to knuckle down and realise it'll be another three or four weeks through that Pakistan series before we can get home properly," Anderson said.
Currently, England and Windies players are staying in a bio-secure environment, and players are not allowed to leave that bubble as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.
England pacer Jofra Archer broke the team's protocols as he left the bio-secure bubble ahead of the second Test against Windies, and as a result, he was excluded from England's squad. He was also handed a fine and a formal warning.
Anderson has been rested from the ongoing second Test of the three-match series against West Indies.
The pacer had played the first Test of the series.
After the series against West Indies, England is slated to play three more Tests against Pakistan.
The first Test against Pakistan will be played at Manchester from August 5. (ANI)