We Were Mindful Of What Is Going Outside Our Bubble - Kyle Jamieson Says It Was The 'Right Decision To Postpone' IPL 2021

Updated - 31 May 2021, 05:40 PM

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kyle Jamieson says that the right decision was made by the BCCI to suspend the IPL 2021, following covid-19 cases were reported in four franchises.

The New Zealand pacer, who is currently in England for the two-Test series and the WTC final against India, spoke about his experience in the bio-bubble as the tournament postponement loomed.

Kyle Jamieson, along with Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, spinner Mitchell Santner, and physio Tommy Simsek went to the Maldives, given the surge in the covid-19 in India, which the bowler says they were quite aware of.

Kyle Jamieson and Virat Kohli (Photo-IPL)
Kyle Jamieson and Virat Kohli (Photo-IPL)

From there, they were transported to England for their Test assignments; the Royal Challengers Bangalore seamer gave his faith in the BCCI and the franchises, thanking them for ensuring their safety and travel arrangements.

“We just had to do the right thing by ourselves. Obviously the situation in India was pretty dire and we were mindful of that what is going outside our bubble. Once it (the virus) got inside it was the right decision to postpone it,” Kyle Jamieson said in a media interaction on Sunday.

“It was an interesting one. It is not something that you could plan for. We were sort of informed right through. We had some pretty good people around us, the BCCI and IPL teams.

“We just had to keep trusting in those people and control we can control and we had some pretty good people around us to help us get to England,” he added.

Just focusing on England Tests, then the WTC final: Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson, who has taken 36 wickets in 6 Tests, will play his first Test outside New Zealand. The Test series against England starts June 2nd; the WTC is scheduled for June 18th.

The 26-year-old says that he is sole focus would be on the first Test against Joe Root’s side, at Lord’s, and then he will think of the future games. Otherwise, he believes, he would not be able to be at his best.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Not really at all. If you look too far ahead you can get caught in the bounce a little bit. It is my first trip to England. I am playing cricket for first time at Lord’s. If I get distracted by something in two three weeks time then I would end up not being in great shape.

“I am just trying to be as mindful as I can around this Test and enjoy. Who knows if it ever happens again for me. So just focusing on this Test and Edgbaston and then the final (against India). It is not going to go away or come any closer so I will take care of this one first,” the lanky pacer asserted.

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