Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson to leave India today after quitting IPL midway

Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson to leave India today after quitting IPL midway

Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson to leave India today after quitting IPL midway


Australian cricketers Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have left India after leaving the IPL midway owing to the worsening situation of coronavirus pandemic in the country and travel restrictions. 

Both players represented Royal Challengers Bangalore and are now on their way to arrive at their homes today according to the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) and will follow two weeks of hotel quarantine. There was uncertainty around these players' date of departure from India after the Australian government announced to suspend flights from India until May 15. 

The first Australian player to leave the ongoing IPL was Andrew Tye who left the country earlier this week. Zampa and Richardson can join Australia for the forthcoming tour of West Indies that comprises three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Amid the catastrophic situation of COVID-19 in India, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced earlier this week about not prioritizing IPL-bound players repatriation.

"They're under their own resources and they'll be using those resources to, I'm sure, see them return to Australia," said Australia PM Scott Morrison

IPL organisers are under severe criticism for continuing the glitzy T20 league amid a heightened risk of virus spread and during the ongoing national crisis. However, some in the Indian governing board consider cricket to be a distraction for all those in distress. 

The death toll has risen to 200,000 as the country's crippling health infrastructure is overwhelmed by the large influx of patients. 


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