Five-time champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday said that all their foreign players and support staff have reached their respective destinations safely after the IPL 2021 was indefinitely suspended midway into the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lucrative league was suspended last week after COVID positive cases were reported in its bio-bubble.
“All foreign members of the MI contingent have reached their destinations safe & sound. Paltan, make sure you follow all safety protocols. Stay at home. Stay safe,” MI said in a message on its Twitter handle.
All foreign members of the MI contingent have reached their destinations safe & sound.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 9, 2021
A total of 14 foreign players and support staff of MI have left India after the cash-rich tournament had come to a halt on May 4.
According to MI, Kieron Pollard reached Trinidad safely, South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and Marco Jansen had landed in Johannesburg.
The franchise’s Australian players Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile and support staff members, including chief coach Mahela Jayawardene have reached Maldives via a charter flight, and they will serve a 14-day quarantine there.
“Look after one another and stay strong.” 💪
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 9, 2021Subscriber Only Stories
India is witnessing a devastating second wave of the pandemic with more than 4 lakh fresh cases and over 4000 deaths being reported in the last two days.