Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has revealed that they have educated themselves on the Black Lives Matter movement and also assured that he will speak to Jason Holder to show support in the movement. Finch also feels that their families should be allowed with themselves in these tough times to keep them in a good mental space inside bio-bubbles.
Soon-to-be-dad Aaron Finch will now lead the side in the upcoming West Indies tour and will be away from his family for two months. He said that these are the risks they take. Finch’s wife is pregnant will give birth to their child in about two months and Finch knows the risk he’s taking.
“They’re the risks you take. She wasn’t too keen on me going and if she happens to give birth a bit early, we might be in some trouble…it might be a FaceTime birth, I don’t know,” Finch was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press.
Australia will play five T20Is and three ODIs against West Indies and will then travel to Bangladesh for a five-match T20I series. After that, the players will undergo 14-days quarantine upon arriving in Australia.
“I don’t have the answer for you but it’s something that needs to be looked at,” Finch said when asked whether families should be allowed to travel with the team.
“I remember speaking to Davey Warner about it during his IPL stint. His kids are at an age where they understand how long time is … when you have kids crying on FaceTime,” he added.