New Zealand cricketers will stay in India despite COVID-19 fear

Published:3 May 2021

ICC is confident

Despite the hullabaloo surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia, NZC Players Association chief executive Heath Mills confirmed that the New Zealand cricketers would be staying in India for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). The T20 league features players such as Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson, and Trent Boult.

The specially-designed biosecurity bubbles aren't putting the Black Caps' cricketers in danger. However, he acknowledged that the players are at a slight risk while switching cities and emphasised taking the requisite precautions when commuting.

Following the conclusion of the IPL, the Kiwis will play England in a Test series. However, logistical problems are almost certain to arise. For this reason, the NZC maintains regular contact with the BCCI and ICC.

Because of the worsening situation in India, it was previously reported that Australian cricketers, support staff, and commentators are considering leaving the IPL. Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, and Andrew Tye are among the players who have already arrived in Australia.

Cricket Australia stated that it follows the Australian government's rules and regulations. Meanwhile, Pat Cummins has donated $50000 to the Prime Minister's (PM) Relief Fund in India to help with oxygen supplies.