Kane Williamson and three other New Zealanders flew to the Maldives in a departure from their original plan. They were not feeling comfortable staying in COVID-19 hotspot Delhi. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson. Chennai Super King’s Mitchell Santer. Royal Challenger Bangalore’s Kyle Jamison.
CSK physio Tommy Simsek took a commercial flight to the Maldives. They were take a flight to the UK ahead of the Test series in England. World Test Championship final against India from June 18.
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“Kane and few others from New Zealand were not feeling safe in Delhi because of the COVID situation there. That is why they decided to fly to the Maldives,” a Sunrisers Hyderabad official told PTI.
The Australian contingent has also flown to the Maldives after the suspension of the IPL as its government has banned the entry of all travelers from India until May 15.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced a 20-man squad for the upcoming World Test Championship and India tour of England.
Team India’s first stop will be in Southampton where they play New Zealand to decide the first champion of the Test format.
Following their 3-1 win against England at home, India finished as the No. 1 side with 72.2 percentage points and booked their place in the final.
(With Input From PTI)
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