The Covid 19 situation is getting worse day by day as the government and health officials are clueless of what to do to control the dire situation. India registered a record breaking 3,52,991 Covid cases in 24 hours with deaths close to 3 thousand. Though large number of people are recovering in home isolation but the ones admitted to hospital are struggling for life as India lacks oxygen and hospitals beds. Steps are been taken to control the situation but the rising case and non availability of oxygen, ICU beds and vaccines is not helping the cause.
Despite the rising Covid threat, IPL 2021 is going according to the plan behind the closed stadiums and players are secured in bio bubble. Until now, things are pretty much under control and no one from any franchise team has tested Covid positive. However, the haunting Covid situation is scaring some players and they have decided to call it ‘quit’ for this season of the cash rich league. Here’s a look at them-
The Chennai lad sidelined himself from the action stating that he will support his family in the fight against Covid-19. The test specialist featured in 5 matches for DC and just picked one wicket. With the return of Amit Mishra and Axar Patel, Ashwin is unlikely to get a place in the team and this may not come up as a major blow to the last year’s finalist.
“My family and extended family are putting up a fight against #COVID19 and I want to support them during these tough times. I expect to return to play if things go in the right direction. Thank you @DelhiCapitals,” Ashwin tweeted.
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— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks?) (@DelhiCapitals) April 25, 2021
Rajasthan Royals pacer Andrew Tye left IPL midway as he feared getting “locked out” of his own country, Australia, amid rising Covid-19 cases in India. He was purchased by RR for a sum of 1 crore rupees.
“There was a number of reasons, but the main one was with the situation that has started to happen back home in Perth with a lot of cases in hotel quarantine coming out of India,” Tye told ‘SEN radio’ from Doha on Monday.
“Now there’s been a community case in Perth governments are trying to restrict numbers coming back in, especially Western Australia.”
Many countries are imposing ban on flights that are coming from India and Australia also reduced flights by 30 per cent and there could be more restrictions with India reporting more than 3 lakh cases per day over the past one week.
The England batter was plying his trade for Rajasthan Royals before he pulled out citing “bubble fatigue” after spending much of the last ten months moving in and out of biosecure environments. He was yet to make his IPL debut.
Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson
RCB players Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa withdraw from this edition of IPL. 29-year-old citing personal reasons. Zampa was bought by RCB for 1.5 crores, then it was the addition of paceman Ken Richardson with a bid of four crores.
Australian government is considering banning all flights from India to their country due to the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in India and this may be a reason for the withdrawal of some Australian players.