There's no getting around the fact that Australia's upcoming cricket schedule has thrown up a series of "contentious issues" for players, coaches, support staff and their families.
In order for the 'Summer of Cricket' to go ahead as per the Aussie tradition, all those involved are being asked to make extraordinary personal sacrifices, brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Aussie Test players are facing the prospect of spending Christmas away from their families and loved ones as they prepare for a long summer in bio-security bubbles.
It's a difficult but ultimately unavoidable situation that Aussie coach Justin Langer admits is causing consternation amongst his playing group and support staff.
In Adelaide after Australia's ODI series win in England, Langer and a number of players are experiencing the stark reality of what professional sport looks like in this challenging era of coronavirus.
The Australian coach is completing a two-week quarantine at the new Adelaide Oval hotel before doing it all again when he returns home to his family in Perth.
Isolated stints in hotel rooms will be commonplace for cricketers as Australia gears up to host a blockbuster four-Test series against India, starting on December 3 at the Gabba.
The Boxing Day Test is tentatively booked for the MCG, but the marquee match could be shifted from its usual home depending on Victoria's coronavirus situation.
Bubbles issues causing ‘angst’ for players
Langer says finding a balance between family time and playing will need to be found during a complex and unique home summer.
"That is something I have talked about for the last four or five months with Cricket Australia," he told reporters.
"We are talking about it with the ACA (Australian Cricketers' Association). It's one of the contentious issues at the moment.
"The quarantine issues are going to cause the greatest angst for the families.
"Every opportunity we are going to get for our players and support staff to see their families we are definitely going to take it.
"It's really problematic but it's the sacrifices we're going to have to make."
Even though the Sheffield Shield fixture is yet to be finalised, Langer expects four rounds to take place before the red-ball series against Virat Kohli's star-studded Indian squad.
"We're getting closer (to a schedule). There are so many complexities," he said.
"We're all really keen to get it locked down and I'm sure that it will happen soon."