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Andrew Tye withdraws from IPL 2021
With the covid situation reaching dangerous proportions in India with daily 350000 plus cases, it has started taking a heavier toll in IPL 2021, with players gradually leaving the event.
Liam Livingstone of Rajasthan Royals though cited bubble fatigue, must have taken stock of the current covid scenario in India which may have impacted his decision to leave.
Andrew Tye withdraws from IPL 2021. After the super over thriller, Delhi Capitals winning celebrations were dampened by Ashwin’s decision to withdraw from IPL to return home to fight the covid crisis within his family.
And now Andrew Tye of Rajasthan Royals has made a move to withdraw from the current IPL in the wake of the menacing covid numbers in India.
Tye also suggested that last weekend’s sudden lockdown in Perth due to a community spread played a factor as well with him not knowing when he’d be able to return home if he stayed in India any longer.
“There was a number of reasons but the main one was the situation that’s started to happen back home in Perth with chances of flights to home getting severely restricted,” Tye said.
Tye also confirmed that several other Australians involved in the IPL had contacted him about the process of returning home thus indicating that there are other Australians in this IPL who are contemplating withdrawal from the cash-rich event.
In all 16 Australians are featuring in IPL 2021 as players and coaches with Ricky Ponting, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins some of the big names.
Andrew Tye belongs to West Australia where there are fresh lockdown issues. Also, Jhye Richardson of Punjab Kings is a Western Australian.
Tye is the latest in the long list of overseas withdrawals of Rajasthan Royals this season with only four overseas players left in in the team ( same number that can be played in a match ) and Van Dussen expected to join from South Africa to make it five.
Andrew Tye withdraws from IPL 2021, Hints at more Aussie withdrawals. The covid situation in India has taken alarming proportions with lesser supply of hospital beds and oxygen supplies.
It appears that the IPL 2021 is going to face huge challenges going forward for its completion. With other countries starting to restrict flights from and to India, more overseas withdrawals from IPL 2021 is not ruled out at all.