New Delhi: After 20 matches of IPL, there are 40 matches left of this season till the finals. Meanwhile, during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country, three Australian cricketers have decided to quit the IPL. This includes two players from Royal Challengers Bangalore and one from Rajasthan Royals. On Monday, Royal Challengers Bangalore partners Adam Jampa and Ken Richardson announced their return to Australia “for personal reasons”. Earlier, Andrew Tye of Rajasthan Royals was the first to return to Australia.
Royal Challengers Bangalore announced that Adam Jampa and Kane Richardson would not play in the remaining matches of the IPL. Bangalore management respects their decision and promises to provide them all help.
In India, more than three and a half lakh cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Along with this, health facilities have also started to crumble. However players like Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell are playing the Indian Premier League.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals released a statement on Twitter on Sunday evening, revealing that Andrew Tye had returned to Australia “for personal reasons”. But speaking on the SEN Breakfast with Gill & Goss on Monday morning, the 34-year-old said that the decision was taken mainly because of health fears.
“There are definitely concerns, a lot of people are in touch.” Ty said, adding that “some other people are interested in what route went home and how I approached it.” Other people are happy to know that I am fine and make sure that I am in a good place.
Reportedly, cricket stars are having difficulty finding connecting flights. On Sunday, other Australian players have already told their respective franchises that they want to return home.