Adam Zampa & Kane Richardson will fly back home later on Tuesday!
Australia’s leg spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday revealed the reason behind quitting the IPL 2021 midway. He said that he decided to quit the IPL midway as it was the “most vulnerable” bio-secure bubble that he has been a part of & the league should have been held in the UAE, like the last year.
Zampa & Kane Richardson who are a part of the RCB squad will fly back home later on Tuesday. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Zampa said that he felt safer in the UAE where the IPL was conducted last year. “We have been in a few bubbles now, & I feel this is probably the most vulnerable bubble. I just feel like because it’s India & we are always told about the hygiene over here & being extra careful. I just felt like this is the most vulnerable bio-bubble”.
Zampa feels that the UAE bio-bubble was much safer than that of India!
“The IPL that was held in the UAE six months ago didn’t feel the same way at all. I felt like that bio-bubble was extremely safe. Personally, I feel like that would have been a better option for conducting this IPL season, but obviously, lots of political stuff is involved in it”, Zampa added.
“Obviously there is the T20 World Cup which is going to happen in India later this year. That’s probably will be the next discussion in the Cricket World. Six months is a long time,” said the leg-spinner. Adam Zampa who didn’t play a single match yet this season after being bought for Rs 1.5 crore said that a lot of factors have contributed to his decision to leave the IPL 2021 midway.
“Obviously the COVID-19 situation over here is dire. I just felt, rocking up to the training & stuff, obviously, I wasn’t playing in the team as well. I was going to training but didn’t find the motivation”, Zampa said.
Bubble fatigue is one of the reasons behind Adam Zampa’s withdrawal from ongoing IPL 2021!
“There were a few other things like bubble fatigue and the chance to get home, once all the news broke about the flights and everything. I thought this was the best time to make the call”, Adam Zampa added. When asked about his view on whether IPL should be continued amid the rising second COVID-19 wave in India.
To which Zampa replied, “There are a lot of people coming out & saying that cricket could be a reprieve for some people but that’s also going to be a personal answer. A person who has a family member on their death bed probably doesn’t care about the cricket”
Adam Zampa says that his Mental-Health is of utmost importance to him than anything else!
“I feel like anyone leaving halfway through a tournament is definitely a financial sacrifice. But from my point of view I wanted to put my mental health & well-being first”. He also applauded fellow Australian player Pat Cummins for donating USD 50,000 to help purchase oxygen supplies for India’s severely strained hospitals.
“Really generous. I think we will see more of such donations now. My thoughts go out to everyone here. I understand how dire the situation is. It’s bigger than cricket” Adam Zampa signed off.