Australia pacer Andrew Tye is surprised how different franchises are able to spend so much on IPL 2021 when people are not able to find hospitals in India. However, Tye also said that if IPL 2021 helps to relieve stress among people, it should go ahead.
Andrew Tye, who was part of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021, left the tournament midway and returned to Australia due to the Covid-19 surge in India. The pacer feared being locked out of his own country.
The Covid-19 cases in India have reached new heights in the last two months. There are more than 3 lakh fresh cases of Covid-19 arriving every day and the death toll has also risen up.
However, BCCI is conducting IPL 2021 amid such a situation taking a lot of measures for the safety of players, coaches, support staff, and those involved in IPL 2021.
Andrew Tye Amazed How Franchises Spending So Much Money On IPL 2021
Speaking to cricket.com.au., Andrew Tye wondered how the Indian government and franchises are spending so much money on IPL 2021 when people are facing a health crisis in the country.
“Looking at it from an Indian point of view, how are these companies and franchises spending so much money, and the government, on the IPL when there’s people not being able to get accepted into hospital?” he asked.
But Tye also said that he respects everyone’s feelings and the tournament should go ahead if helps people to relieve stress amid the pandemic.
“But I know that’s not everyone’s feelings and I completely respect everyone’s views from all angles. If sport can continue and be one of those avenues to relieve stress or give a glimmer of hope that the world is OK and there is light at the end of the tunnel, I think it should go ahead,” Tye further said.
The Rajasthan Royals player pointed out that there were few reasons for him to leave IPL 2021 midway.
“There were a number of reasons, but the main one was with the situation that has started to happen back home in Perth with a lot of cases in hotel quarantine coming out of India. Now there’s been a community case in Perth governments are trying to restrict numbers coming back in, especially Western Australia. The bubble fatigue was also a factor”, Tye said.
Other than Andrew Tye, Australian cricketers Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa also returned to Australia citing personal reasons. They were part of Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, a lot of Aussie players are still part of IPL 2021. Players like David Warner, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Steve Smith, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, and Glenn Maxwell are taking an active part in the matches.