The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has indeed lived up to the hype. Players from their respective teams are giving their absolute best in the game.
Players have been at their best in terms of scoring runs, taking wickets, saving runs, taking catches and so on. Meanwhile, there is an ongoing threat over the ongoing season of the IPL.
Several overseas players are a little worried over the surge in the number of covid-19 cases in the country. The ongoing crisis in India forced some cricketers to take a sudden decision to opt out of the tournament.
Now, a number of overseas players are also thinking of flying back to their nation by pulling out of the tournament mid-way. On Monday, as many as three Australian players opted out of the tournament.
Two players from Royal Challengers Bangalore and one from Rajasthan Royals pulled out their names from the tournament. Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson from RCB and Andrew Tye from RR have already flown back to Australia due to personal reasons.
Meanwhile, India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also left the Delhi Capitals bio-bubble with immediate effect. The veteran cricketer left the DC camp in a bid to support his family in this crisis.
ECB denies withdrawal of players from IPL 2021
Since the IPL franchises are worried over the availability of the overseas players, the ECB confirmed that their cricketers have no such plans of quitting the tournament.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) added that they are in frequent touch with the players. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the ECB told PA that they are offering advice on a daily basis.
“We continue to monitor and work with the players on an individual basis. We are offering advice daily to those that seek it. Our thoughts are with the people of India during these difficult times,” a spokesperson added.
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