IPL 2021’s safe bio bubble has also worried players in the midst of the growing Corona crisis in India. Apart from India’s experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, some Australian players have left the league in the middle.
Ravichandran Ashwin withdraws from IPL, says he wants to be with family in difficult times of Corona
Despite this, the BCCI has said that the game will continue. Ashwin of Delhi Capitals tweeted after winning the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, ‘I am taking a break from this season’s IPL from tomorrow. My family is fighting the Corona epidemic and it needs my help during this difficult time. If things go in the right direction, I will come back. Thank you Delhi Capitals. ‘
Andrew Ty has already returned to Australia
It is believed that a member of his family has been found to be corona positive. Australian and Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Andrew Tye left the IPL in the midst of fears of entry into his country due to rising Corona cases in India, claiming that a number of Australian cricketers could take the decision. At the same time, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Ken Richardson and Adam Zampa also decided to leave the league for personal reasons.
IPL matches are being played in nine cities without spectators. Tye said he took the decision because of the increasing quarantine cases of people moving from India to his hometown of Perth. Ty has not played a single match for the Royals yet and was bought for Rs 1 crore.
Perth government trying to cut the number of people entering Western Australia
Ty told ‘Sen Radio’ from Doha on Monday, ‘There are many reasons for this but the main reason is that the quarantine cases in hotels of people returning from India in Perth have increased. The Perth government is trying to cut the number of people entering Western Australia. ‘
He said that fatigue of living in the bubble is also a reason. He said, ‘I thought that I should not get admission in the country, I should leave before that. Spending long time in the bubble is quite tiring. Since August, I have been out of the bubble for only 11 days and now I want to go home.
The BCCI said that the league would continue. An official said, ‘The IPL will continue. If someone wants to leave, then there is no harm in it.
On the other hand, RCB said in a statement, “Adam Jampa and Ken Richardson are returning home for personal reasons and will not play the remaining matches.” Royal Challengers Bangalore are fully with him and are helping in every way possible.
Leg-spinner Jampa was bought for one and a half crores and Richardson for four crores. Many countries including Britain and New Zealand have banned travel from India. Australia has also cut flights by 30 per cent and is anticipating further restrictions as three lakh cases have been coming to India every day for the past few days.
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More than three lakh corona cases are coming to India every day for the last few days. The medical system is struggling with the shortage of oxygen and some essential medicines. Earlier, Liam Livingstone of the Royals also returned to the UK before the travel ban came into force.
Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association said in a joint statement that they are in touch with their cricketers, coaches and commentators involved in the IPL and are monitoring the situation.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders mentor David Hussey said that some Australian players in the IPL are ‘nervous’ as to how they will return home as Corona cases in India increase. Former Australian cricketer Hussey told the Sydney Morning Herald, “Everyone is a little nervous how Australia will go back.”
14 Australian players are currently playing in the league
Hussey said that a strong bio bubble has been created for the IPL but it is natural for players to be concerned about the current situation in India. 14 of Australia’s players are currently in the league. Apart from them, coaches Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich, commentators Matthew Hayden, Brett Lee, Michael Slater and Lisa Sathalekar are also here.