IPL 2021
James Pamment Reveals Indian Players Don’t Like Being Restricted
By CricShots - May 11, 2021 8:32 pm
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Mumbai Indians’ fielding coach James Pamment shared the experience of life inside the bio-bubble after the postponement of IPL 2021. The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was now been suspended indefinitely due to the Covid-19 crisis in India and the BCCI then got to the task of sending each and every stakeholder home safe and sound.

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Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya

During a recent chat with stuff.co.nz, New Zealand’s James Pamment said, “Some of the senior Indian guys don’t like being restricted and told what to do, but we did feel safe – at no point did we feel the bubble would be compromised, the challenge was the travel. But we started to get Indian guys in our environment whose families were very sick:”

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He further added, “There were bereavements as well and we were taking a bit of a cue from those guys who were saying ‘no, we want to carry on’ and the messages were coming back that this is a good distraction. And it is an Indian league, run by Indian people for the Indian audience in the main and we’re just fortunate to be there to be providing our professional services.” 

James Pamment
James Pamment

Pamment also added that everyone inside the bubble was very aware of the crisis going on in the country.

Explaining the same, James Pamment said, “Yes, you do see ambulances occasionally on the roads, but what you do see more of when you’re driving around the streets are people waving at you, people queueing up to watch you train through a fence. It’s not like you’re in a war-zone, but you could see the TV pictures and know there are people here struggling to get medical needs.”

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The defending and five-time champions were standing at 4th place on the points table prior to IPL 2021’s postponement. Mumbai had won four of their seven matches.