New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has acknowledged that there is a “little bit of apprehension” as he gets ready to leave for the UAE to play in the IPL starting from September 19 amid coronavirus pandemic.
Thirteen members of CSK squad including two players has tested positive for coronavirus has added to his concerns as he has started preparations for his stint with SunRisers Hyderabad. He flies out on Thursday.
“That’s part of the reason why they made every team stay at a different hotel,” Williamson told ‘Radio New Zealand’.
“But obviously that’s bad news. You don’t want to hear anybody has COVID. I hear they are predominantly asymptomatic so hopefully through another lockdown period they can come through and will be okay.”
He is one of the six New Zealand player featuring in the IPL league which was moved out of India due to the rising coronavirus cases.
“Obviously there’s a little bit of apprehension, certainly as you get nearer to the time. Now its two days out you start thinking you do have to be extremely vigilant and disciplined,” added Williamson. IPL will be played across three venues i.e. Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi.