England Cricket Board denies withdrawal of players from IPL 2021
The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has lived up the expectations. A lot of players are giving their best to their respective franchises.
Unlike the previous seasons, this IPL season gives us a lot of thrillers and entertaining games. But, there is an ongoing threat over the ongoing season of the IPL.
Overseas players are not happy with the increase in the numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country. As a result, several overseas cricketers decided to opt-out of the tournament.
On Monday, the Australian players Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, and Adam Zampa have opted to leave the country to fly back home. It would be a big loss for both the Rajasthan and Bangalore franchise.
Along with the overseas players, the Indian off-spinner, Ravi Ashwin also left the Delhi Capitals bio-bubble to support his family in the critical situation.
ECB denies withdrawal of players from IPL 2021
The IPL franchises are worried about the availability of overseas players. But, the England Cricket Boards confirmed that their cricketers will play the full tournament. The board has been in touch with the players and 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.
I gather there are no imminent plans for any of England's 11 IPL players to withdraw after Ashwin, Tye, Zampa and Richardson all pulled out.— Rory Dollard (@thervd) April 26, 2021
Understand there is a growing nervousness about the Covid situation though.