IPL 2021: Franchises ‘very upset’ with last minute pull-out by England cricketers, shoots letter to BCCI

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Sigh of relief for franchises, players in SL vs SA series, CPL 2021 will only serve two-day quarantine in UAE
IPL 2021 Phase 2: Sigh of relief for franchises, players in SL vs SA series, CPL 2021 will only serve two-day quarantine in UAE

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – England Players IPL Pullout: If one thing the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises and officials are getting tired & upset about this IPL, i.e pullout by the players from their contractual commitments. The last minute pullout by 3 England players – Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Chris Woakes (Delhi Capitals) and Dawid Malan (Punjab Kings) on Saturday hasn’t gone down well with the concerned franchises. One of the franchise official told  InsideSport.co, , that they are absolutely tired of last minute withdrawals by the players. One of the concerned franchise also has written to BCCI about the matter – Follow all news of IPL 2021 & LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

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“I spoke to our contracted player in England on Thursday evening and he confirmed his arrival to UAE on 15th Sep & also requested us to make arrangements for his partner who he said will be joining with him. We agreed for the same. And on Saturday, we were informed that he is not coming. Coaches, management all are very upset. This is completely unprofessional and against the spirit of our contracts. We have also written to BCCI about it”, said the top official of affected franchise.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2 – England Players IPL Pullout: Delhi Capitals is yet to announce any replacement for Chris Woakes. 

England Players IPL Pullout: Bairstow, Woakes & Malan pulled out citing ‘personal reasons’ leaving the concerned franchises in lurch. None of the franchise had a idea about the withdrawals of these players. In a last minute rush, Sunrisers Hyderabad has announced Sherfane Rutherford as replacement for Bairstow & Punjab Kings has roped in Aiden Markram for Dawid Malan.

“See we understand these circumstances are unprecedented for the players. They continuously stay in Bubbles, suffer from mental fatigue, we completely understand that and empathize with them. But they need to understand we too are in a same boat and this last minute issues are very difficult to manage”, rued the concerned official.

IPL 2021: Franchises ‘very upset’ with last minute pull-out by England cricketers, shoots letter to BCCI

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – England Players IPL Pullout: The pullout by England players this IPL is very severe. 6 of the English players have already pulled out of IPL this season.

Rajasthan Royals is the most affected franchise with pullout by 3 mainstays either due to injuries or other issues.

List & Status of England Cricketers in IPL 2021:

Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals) 4.4 Crore: Pulled out of IPL already citing birth of his child.
Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals) – 7.2 Crore: Pulled out due to injury
Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals) – 12.5 Cr: pulled out citing mental health issues
Liam Livingstone (Rajasthan Royals) – 0.75 Cr: Injured & doubtful
Chris Woakes (Delhi Capitals– 1.5 Cr) – Pulled out citing Personal Issues
Jony Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2.2 Crore) – Pulled out citing Personal Issues
Dawid Malan (PBKS – 1.5 Cr) – Pulled out citing Personal Issues

Remaining England Players in IPL 2021:  Eoin Morgan (KKR – 5.25 Cr), Sam Curran (CSK – 5.5 Cr), Moeen Ali (CSK – 7 Crore), Tom Curran (DC – 5.5 Cr), Sam Billings (DC – 2 Crore), Chris Jordan (PBKS – 3 Crore),  Jason Roy (SRH – 2 Cr), Adil Rashid (PBKS), George Garton (RCB)

IPL 2021 Phase 2 – Players Pullout IPL: Not only England players but various top Australian cricketers have also withdrawn from their contracts this season. Pat Cummins (KKR), Adam Zampa (RCB), Kyle Richardson, Jhye Richardson pulled out from their respective franchises due to Covid-19 related issues leaving their franchises to look for replacements.

IPL 2021: India’s IPL stars start reaching Dubai after second successive negative RT-PCR reports

Most of the Indian cricketers, contracted to play the IPL have reached Dubai via chartered and commercial flights after returning negative RT-PCR tests for the second time in two days.

The travel arrangements were made by players’ respective franchises.

The players began their early departures for the remainder of the IPL, starting September 19, after India’ fifth Test against England was postponed indefinitely following Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.

“The good news is that all the players and support staff members have now tested negative for the RT-PCR for the second time. The reports arrived late on Friday evening and most of them are already on their way to Dubai for the IPL,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.

Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings players have already reached Dubai as per the last updates.