England Player To Quit IPL 2021 After Manchester Test Is Canceled?
By CricShots - Sep 11, 2021 1:06 pm
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The cancellation of the 5th test between India and England hasn’t gone down well with the hosts and their players. According to reports of The Sun, England believes that the Indian team didn’t follow the Covid rules properly and were even spotted out and about in Manchester on Thursday when they were meant to be at their hotel. The report further claims that an English cricketer is now even considering pulling out of IPL 2021 phase 2.

Jonny Bairstow

Five England Test players Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, and Chris Woakes will be taking part in the IPL 2021. Bairstow is scheduled to join Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sam Curran & Moeen Ali are contracted with Chennai Super Kings, Dawid Malan for Punjab Kings & Chris Woakes is suppose to join the Delhi Capitals squad in UAE for IPL 2021.

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But if the reports are to e believed, one of these cricketers is considering pulling out of IPL 2021. All of these cricketers along with India-bound players were expected to fly to the UAE on a charter from East Midlands Airport on Wednesday. But with the match being canceled, the date is all set to be brought forward as the IPL franchises are planning to arrange commercial flights for their squad members.

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Sam Curran

Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, and Chris Woakes – any one of these players is suspected to resign from IPL 2021. England team is claiming India played ‘fast and loose‘ with Covid rules the day before the fifth Test match was canceled.

Unsubstantiated reports claim that the Indian players were roaming on the Manchester streets on Thursday i.e day before the match was scheduled to be starting, while the entire Covid-19 related drama in their camp was getting unfolded. The report claims that the Indian players were spotted in a well-known department store in Manchester on Thursday. The report further states that another member of the Indian contingent attended a photoshoot.

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Every Indian player returned negative PCR tests on Thursday, but they were anxious about taking the field on Friday. England is primarily very angry with the Indian squad as they attended a book launch for head coach Ravi Shastri ahead of the fourth Test.