New Zealand captains Ken Williamson, Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamison and physio Tommy Simsek have moved to the Maldives after the IPL 2021 kicked off in India. Three Kiwi players, including Williamson, were placed in the mini bio-bubble in Delhi, but considering the growing number of corona cases in India, they decided to go to the Maldives. New Zealand will play the final of the World Test Championship against India from June 18 to 22.
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According to ‘Cricbuzz’ news, New Zealanders were not safe in view of the situation in India and that is why they went to the Maldives with Chennai Super Kings Australia. Speaking to Cricbuzz, a franchise official said: “We were informed that New Zealanders were not safe in the Delhi bubble and were not sure when they would travel to the UK.” He did not want to stay here much longer and he left with the Australian players who were in the Chennai Super Kings.
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Kasi Vishwanath, CO of Chennai Super Kings, told Cricbuzz that he first thought he would be allowed to go to the UK by May 11. The players were then told to wait until May 16. He then decided to go to the Maldives. “Williamson was part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team and was replaced by David Warner as the team’s new captain. The BCCI decided to postpone IPL 2021 after several coronation cases came out.