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IPL 2021 Postponed…! Players want to go back home amid record-breaking coronavirus cases in India

Covid-19 cases rises in India, these are tough times for country, as the second Covid-19 wave has hit the country hard. Amidst all this, IPL 2021 was providing some much-needed relief to the players. But as it turns out, slowly stars are starting to withdraw from the tournament midway and there is chance to postponed the tournament

The exodus of Australian players from IPL 2021 amidst record-breaking coronavirus cases in India is set to continue with a report now claiming that Steve Smith and David Warner are hoping to fly back home before potential closing of borders.

After R Ashwin announced his withdrawal after the game against SRH, on Monday two Aussies in RCB squad Kane Richardson & Adam Zampa are set to return home. RCB tweeted. “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.”

Earlier, Australia pace bowler Andrew Tye left his franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) for ‘personal reasons’, after fellow RR player England’s Liam Livingstone had left a few days back citing ‘bubble fatigue’. The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) on Monday reported that many Australian players are ‘nervous about securing safe passage back home after the [Scott] Morrison government (Australian government) reduced the number of incoming passengers allowed from India’.

On the other hand, Cricket Australia has come out with a statement, on the current Covid situation in India. “Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association remain in regular contact with Australian players, coaches and commentators taking part in the Indian Premier League, which is being conducted under strict biosecurity protocols,” a statement on Monday afternoon read.

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