IPL 2021: New Zealand cricketers, coaches attain dwelling safely through non-public jets
Auckland: All New Zealand cricketers and coaches, who have been concerned in IPL 2021, have arrived dwelling safely by non-public jets in two teams after the indefinite suspension of the T20 league halfway into the season as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The profitable league was suspended on 4 Could after a number of COVID-19 circumstances have been reported inside its bio-bubble.
Cricketers Trent Boult, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne and Scott Kuggeleijn, coaches and former gamers James Pamment and Shane Bond, and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s director of cricketing operations Mike Hesson have been the primary to land right here late on Saturday evening.
They arrived on board a Bombardier International Specific non-public jet through Tokyo within the first of two chartered flights repatriating the Kiwis after the league was suspended.
On Sunday, former Black Caps captains Brendon McCullum and Stephen Fleming have been among the many second group of cricketers to the touch down.
A second non-public flight of Vistajet carrying McCullum, Fleming, fellow IPL coach Kyle Mills, Kiwi quick bowler Lockie Ferguson, commentators Simon Doull and Scott Styris, and umpire Chris Gaffaney additionally safely landed on the Auckland Airport on Sunday night.
All of the gamers and coaches went into managed isolation upon arrival, in keeping with a report in stuff.co.nz.
Wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert, who examined constructive for COVID-19, remains to be in India and was awaiting his switch to a personal hospital in Chennai, the identical facility by which former Australia participant Michael Hussey was being handled after testing constructive earlier within the week.
New Zealand’s UK-bound Check contingent, together with skipper Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, and physio Tommy Simsek, have been transferred to Maldives. As per unique plan, they have been supposed to remain in New Delhi.
The choice to switch the gamers to the island nation got here within the mild of recommendation that their entry into the UK, initially considered round 11 Could, was more likely to be delayed additional by per week.
New Zealand play a two-match Check sequence in opposition to England starting on June 2 earlier than dealing with India within the World Check Championships ultimate at Southampton from 18 June.
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