After the players, now match referees are also returning to their homeland leaving IPL 2021 one by one.
New Delhi. Match referee manu nayyar withdrew from the bio-bubble of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Ahmedabad on Thursday following the demise of his mother. Manu last played the role of match referee in the match between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. The match at the Narendra Modi Stadium was won by the Bangalore team by one run. Nayyar, a former Delhi Ranji Trophy player, played an official role in the Mumbai leg matches of the IPL and was then handed the role in the Ahmedabad stage, but now he reached Delhi on Thursday to join his family.
According to IPL’s Bio Bubble rules, after withdrawing from the Bio Bubble, one has to stay in the quarantine before entering it again. Earlier, a family member of India’s top umpires, Nitin Menon, has been found to be Kovid-19 positive, after which he has decided to withdraw from the current season of the IPL and return to his home in Indore. Menon’s wife and mother have been found to be Kovid-19 positive and have therefore decided to opt out of the IPL’s Bio Secure Environment. Menon’s mother is hospitalized in Indore.
“His mother and wife have been found to be Kovid-19 positive,” said an official. His mother is hospitalized in Indore. His father is also not well. They have a child of four or five years. So it was necessary for him to return to his family. ‘ It is believed that Menon can return to the IPL after the family’s condition recovers.
Meanwhile, Australian umpire Paul Reifel has also decided to withdraw from the IPL. However, it is believed that just 10 minutes before his departure, the plane to Australia via Doha was canceled. So now he can return home with the rest of Australia after the IPL is over. The Herald and The Age quoted Reifel as saying, ‘I tried. But I could not return to Australia via Doha. ‘