RCB players Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have decided to pull out of the ongoing IPL 2021 tournament amid personal reasons.
Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson Opt-Out of IPL 2021
RCB official twitter handling confirmed the news by quoting “Official Announcement: Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers”
Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson are returning to Australia for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of #IPL2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore management respects their decision and offers them complete support.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers pic.twitter.com/NfzIOW5Pwl
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 26, 2021
A few hours before this, another Australian, Rajasthan Royals pacer Andrew Tye, left midway from the league as he feared getting “locked out” of his own country in the wake of a Covid-19 surge in India.
Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore are third in the table with four wins from five matches. While Richardson featured in one game in IPL 2021, Zampa hasn’t been able to make it to the eleven. While leg-spinner Zampa was bought for Rs 1.5 crore, RCB spent Rs 4 crore to buy pacer Richardson at the IPL players auction.
These two are not the first to opt out of the IPL 2021 season which begins to play under a strict bio-secure bubble condition. International players start to pull out of the IPL 2021 season even before it starts and stays with their valuable family.
International players faces a period of isolation when they travel to other countries to get part in the games. Thus this makes them mentally fatigue and reduces their mental health.
Many cricket experts and players have spoken about the impact of the biosecure bubble condition once players start to feel the negative impact of the biosecure conditions.