Auckland: All New Zealand cricketers and coaches concerned within the 2021 IPL returned dwelling safely by personal jets in two teams after the T20 league was suspended indefinitely in the midst of the season as a result of pandemic COVID-19.
The profitable league was suspended on Could 4 after a number of instances of COVID-19 have been reported in its bio-bubble.
Cricketers Trent Boult, Finn Allen, Jimmy Neesham, Adam Milne and Scott Kuggeleijn, coaches and former gamers James Pemment and Shane Bond, and Royal Challengers Bangalore director of cricket operations Mike Hesson have been the primary to land right here late Saturday evening.
They arrived aboard a non-public Bombardier International Categorical jet by way of Tokyo on the primary of two constitution flights repatriating the Kiwis after the league was suspended.
On Sunday, former Black Caps captains Brendon McCullum and Stephen Fleming have been among the many second group of cricketers to land.
A second personal Vistajet flight carrying McCullum, Fleming, fellow IPL coach Kyle Mills, quick pitcher Kiwi Lockie Ferguson, commentators Simon Doull and Scott Styris and referee Chris Gaffaney additionally landed safely on the airport. Auckland Sunday night.
All gamers and coaches went to managed isolation upon arrival, in accordance with a report in stuff.co.nz.
Wicket drummer Tim Seifert, who examined optimistic for COVID-19, continues to be in India awaiting switch to a non-public hospital in Chennai, the identical facility the place former Australian participant Michael Hussey was being handled after being examined optimistic earlier within the week.
The New Zealand check contingent certain for the UK, comprising skipper Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson and physio Tommy Simsek, have been transferred to the Maldives. Based on the unique plan, they have been supposed to remain in New Delhi.
The choice to switch the gamers to the island nation got here in gentle of the recommendation that their entry into the UK, initially slated for round Could 11, would possible be delayed for an additional week.
New Zealand will play a two-match check collection in opposition to England from June 2 earlier than dealing with India within the World Testing Championships ultimate in Southampton from June 18.