The cancellation of the 5th test between India and England hasn’t gone down well with the hosts and their players. AS England players Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow pulls out from the UAE leg of IPL 2021. However, the second leg of IPL is going to start on and from 19th September in UAE.
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Bairstow was scheduled to join Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dawid Malan for Punjab Kings. And Chris Woakes is suppose to join Delhi Capitals squad in UAE for IPL 2021. All of these cricketers along with India-bound players were expected to fly to the UAE on a charter from East Midlands Airport on Wednesday. But with the match being canceled, the date is all set to be brought forward. Although the IPL franchises are planning to arrange commercial flights for their squad members. However, let’s see why England players are quitting the IPL 2021.
Why some England cricketers are angry and furious with India and pulls out from IPL 2021 ?
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ENGLAND are claiming India played ‘fast and loose‘ with Covid rules the day before the Fifth Test match was cancelled.
- Unsubstantiated reports claims that the Indian cricketers even on Thursday i.e day before the match was seen venturing out on Manchester streets. While the entire Covid-19 related drama in their camp was getting unfolded.
- The report claims that the Indian players were spotted in a well-known department store in Manchester on Thursday. The report further says that another member of the Indian team attended a photoshoot.
- Every Indian player returned negative PCR tests on Thursday & still they refused taking the field on Friday.
- England is primarily very angry with the Indian squad. As they attended an autobiography launch for head coach Ravi Shastri this month. Sources described India’s behaviour as “reckless” and believes that became the main reason for the positive tests in Indian squad.
Earlier, Jos Buttler had opted out due to the imminent birth of his second child. Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from the game for mental-health reasons and will also be unavailable for the second half. Jofra Archer is the other absentee, with an elbow injury ruling him out of cricket for the rest of the year. Rajasthan Royals has signed West Indies opener Evin Lewis and fast bowler Oshane Thomas as replacements for Buttler and Stokes.