The IPL T20 Carnival 2020 is less than 25 days away now. The players, franchises, IPL GC and BCCI has already chalked out all the plans. The posters are out, the social media is on high and the twitter is again chirping with the extravaganza fever. This time, the mega tournament will take place in the UAE in the wake of corona virus and the franchises have already reached in UAE to acclimatize their players.
Kane Richardson has been ruled out from the entire Indian Premier League 2020 due to the impending birth of his first child. Royal Challengers Bangalore named his country man Adam Zampa names as a replacement player.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 31, 2020
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“We are disappointed to not have Kane’s skills with us this IPL as he certainly on top of his game. However once we found out Kane and Nyki’s baby was due during the IPL, it’s an exciting time and we were fully supportive of Kane wanting to be at the birth of the first child. When looking at our squad for UAE conditions we felt it was an opportunity to bring in another quality legspinner in Adam Zampa to provide cover for Chahal and also give us extra options if conditions suit spin as expected during the tournament,” Mike Hesson, Royal Challengers’ team director, said.
Both Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson are currently in the UK for three T20Is and three ODIs against England. The tour ends on September 16, three days before the start of IPL 2020.
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Adam Zampa played for Rising Super Giants in the Indian Premier League.
According to reports, Mumbai Indians will play against Royal Challengers Bangalore instead of Chennai Super in the opening match of the Indian Premier League 2020.