Things in India grew really fast and it was heartbreaking to see: Williamson on IPL’s suspension

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League was suspended indefinitely earlier this month when several cases of Covid-19 were reported among the players and support staff. BCCI had made a safe environment of bio-bubble for the safety of the players but the virus breaches the bubble. Then, BCCI decided to suspend the league.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson believes that the Bio-Bubble of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was “clearly violated” and suspending the T20 league was the “right decision” in view of the Covid-19 crisis in India. Williamson told reporters from his quarantine stay in Southampton ahead of the Test series against England that things in India grew really fast and it was heartbreaking to see such challenges in that part of the world.

Williamson said the last few weeks have been interesting during which the IPL’s New Zealand contingent along with a host of Australians had to fly to the Maldives and stay in quarantine for 13 days before being allowed in the United Kingdom.

New Zealand will play a two-Test series against England, after which they have to play the final of the World Test Championship against India in the Ageas Bowl from 18 to 22 June. It was so tragic and obviously such challenging times for them as a country and bubble breach in the cricketing circle and things happened quite quickly after that for us I suppose. “The boards made plans. Logistically, there were challenges and yes, it happened quickly, which meant a trip to Maldives with a bunch of other IPL cricketers, so it’s been a bit of a whirlwind for all players involved, A lot of people were involved to have us safely get home or where we had to get to” he said.

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