Several players have withdrawn from the current edition of the Indian Premier League, given the coronavirus situation in India. Australian players like Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa have already decided to leave the cash-rich league halfway to return to their home countries. According to the latest reports, several other Australian players are also concerned about the health crisis in India and are wondering how they will get home after the completion of the cash rich league.
David Warner, Steve Smith, and more fear stranded in India
The Australian government’s decision to suspend all passenger flights from India until May 15 could be a major sign of concern for Australians who are currently in India for the 2021 IPL. As many as 40 Australians are doing so. part of the ongoing T20 competition in India including players, support staff and commentators. Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) chief Todd Greenberg recently spoke about the issue in a conversation with Sydney radio station 2 GB.
Greenberg pointed out that players were likely in one of the biggest hot spots to have emerged since the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACA chief ensured they were trying to ensure that all parties involved were safe amid the dire circumstances. In addition, he also mentioned that the ACA is also working to ensure that they are able to return to Australia after fulfilling their cricket commitments.
Additionally, Greenberg also suggested that players are very anxious given the latest developments. The association is working with Cricket Australia and the Australian authorities to organize a charter flight for players after the tournament. He pointed out that the association is also considering contacting IPL franchises to discuss travel arrangements for players.
With several cricketers retiring from the 2021 IPL and uncertainties over their travel arrangements, there’s also a good chance players like David Warner and Steve Smith will announce their downtime for the remainder of the season as well. However, the two cricketers have yet to make an official statement regarding the whole affair. They might consider withdrawing from the Indian T20 carnival due to fear of being “kicked out” from Australia.
R Ashwin News
Steve Smith’s Delhi Capitals teammate R Ashwin has taken a break from the tournament to support loved ones and extended family in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main reasons for Ashwin’s sudden departure could be a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in India as the country battles the second wave of the pandemic. The news of R Ashwin made headlines around the world as the first Indian player to leave the 2021 IPL midway.
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News Andrew Tye IPL 2021
The Australian speedster was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad for the 2021 IPL. However, the shocking player has withdrawn from the competition for personal reasons. The pacemaker returned to Australia on Sunday and the same was confirmed by the Rajasthan franchise. The Andrew Tye IPL 2021 news has received mixed reactions from Indian fans.
DC vs KKR Live Stream Info
The Delhi Capitals will face the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 25th IPL 2021 match. Fans in India can watch the match being broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. The DC vs KKR live stream will be available on the Disney + Hotstar app and website from 7:30 p.m. IST.
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