New Zealand’s Scott Kuggeleijn has been appointed as a substitute for RCB’s Kane Richardson. As the number of cases of Covid-19 in India grew, the Australian cricketer returned home. Adam Zampa was on his side. The spinner’s successor is yet to be announced. The New Zealander was a member of the Mumbai Indians’ bio-bubble, but with players unable to commit, he joins the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson will fly out of Mumbai just after midnight on April 28 after being stranded in India after the Australian government halted all direct flights from the country on Tuesday. The two Australians, who have agreed to leave the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), will fly back to Australia via Doha, as did their Australian teammate Andrew Tye a few days ago. Following a spike in Covid-19 cases in the country that is currently hosting the IPL, the Australian government halted all flights to India.
“Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa are in Mumbai. They will leave for Australia via Doha after midnight on Wednesday, April 28,” a source told IANS. Their departure could pave the way for other Australian cricketers who want to return home. Though the Australian government has declined to return them because it was a private trip and not part of the Australian cricket team’s tour, Mumbai Indians’ Australian batsman Chris Lynn has requested that Cricket Australia arrange a chartered flight because the cricket board takes 10% of the money received by the players from the IPL.
Right now, Royal Challengers Bangalore wont be more concerned as they have best overseas players for the playing XI and the franchise is also in a fine touch creating great impact in the 14th edition of Indian Premier League yet .