IPL 2021 – Pietersen Questions Players Availability for IPL: India vs England 5th test has been cancelled due to reluctance of Indian players after a Covid-19 positive case was identified in the Indian camp. Former England captain has now questioned the availability of the same players for IPL 2021 in UAE.
According to Pietersen, ‘if the Indian players can’t play the Manchester Test, how they will be allowed to play the first game of IPL Phase 2 in UAE between CSK vs MI’?
“So England v India TEST is CANCELLED due to Covid!!!! WOW!!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! Does it mean with 9 days till CSK v MI in Dubai, NO player from each team that’s in the UK will be available if they now have 10 days of quarantining in UK?” Pietersen tweeted.
So England v India TEST is CANCELLED due to Covid!!!!
WOW!!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!
Does it mean with 9 days till CSK v MI in Dubai, NO player from each team that’s in the UK will be available if they now have 10 days of quarantining in UK?
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) September 10, 2021
IPL 2021: Kevin Pietersen asks very valid question, ‘how now players will be available for IPL after cancellation of Manchester Test’
IPL 2021 – What exactly Pietersen meant? As per the norms of UK Governemnt, all individuals who are considered as close-contact of any Covid infected person needs to stay in Quarantine for 10 days.
Giving reference to this norm, Pietersen has questioned that now, how Indian or England players involved in the Manchester test can be available for IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: Michael Vaughan also questions Indian team for cancellation of the Manchester Test
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan said Team India has let English cricket down.
“India have let English Cricket down !!! But England did let South African Cricket down,” Vaughan tweeted.
The fifth and final Test between India and England has been cancelled due to a “further increase in the number of COVID cases” inside the Indian camp.
“Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled,” ECB said in a statement.
Ahead of the fifth and final Test against England, physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for COVID-19 in Manchester. This had led to Team India’s training session for Thursday afternoon being cancelled.
However, there were no COVID-19 related worries in the England camp and Jos Buttler had said everything is fine and the hosts were looking forward to the game before the match was cancelled.
IPL 2021: Pietersen questions the availability of players for resumption of IPL on Sept 19 after the cancellation of the Manchester Test