Earlier, Australia’s Andrew Tye, who plays for the Rajasthan Royals franchise in IPL 2021 criticised the amount of money being drained by all the IPl franchises amid the catastrophic Covid-19 situation in the country.
Covid-19 scare looms large over the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Many foreign players playing in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League have left the tournament midway. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowler Adam Zampa has pulled out from the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Apart from Adam Zampa, RCB fast bowler Ken Richardson has also taken an exit from the current edition of IPL. Both players returned to Australia on Tuesday night via Doha. Perhaps no Indian will be happy to know the reason behind Zampa's return to Australia after withdrawing from IPL-14.
Actually, Zampa left the country due to the horrific Covid-19 situation in India. "We've been in a few (bubbles) now, and I feel like this is probably the most vulnerable. I just feel like because it's India, we're always being told about the hygiene over here and being extra careful... I just felt like it was the most vulnerable, Zampa said while talking to Sydney Morning Herald.
"The IPL that was held in Dubai six months ago didn't feel that way at all. I felt like that was extremely safe. Personally, I feel like that would have been a better option originally for this IPL, but obviously, there's a lot of political stuff that goes into it.
Earlier, Australia’s Andrew Tye, who was associated with the Rajasthan Royals franchise in IPL 2021 criticised the amount of money being drained by all the IPl franchises amid the catastrophic Covid-19 situation in the country.
“Looking at it from an Indian point of view, how are these companies and franchises spending so much money, and the government, on the IPL when there are people not being able to get accepted into hospital?" Tye was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Zampa on whether IPL should carry on amid Covid-19
"There's a lot of people coming out and saying games of cricket could be a reprieve for some people but that's also going to be a personal answer.
"Someone who has a family member on their deathbed probably doesn't care about the cricket."
Zampa has no regrets about the financial loss he suffered by withdrawing from the lucrative league.
"I feel like for leaving anyone leaving halfway through a tournament, it's definitely a financial sacrifice. But from my point of view, I wanted to put my mental health first."
Official Announcment:— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 26, 2021
Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/NfzIOW5Pwl