May 14, 2021

Sports Legend

Andrew Tye wonders how IPL franchises are spending so much when people can’t find hospitals


Andrew Tye, who left for Australia halfway through IPL following India’s COVID-19 outbreak, criticized franchises spending insane money on cricket at a time their country is facing an unprecedented health crisis.

Tye, however, said the league should move forward if this is a way to relieve stress or give hope to those suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Looking at it from an Indian point of view, how do these companies and franchises spend so much money, and the government, on IPL when there are people who cannot be accepted at the IPL? ‘hospital?

“If sport can go on and be one of those avenues to relieve stress or give a glimmer of hope that the world is fine and there is light at the end of the tunnel, I think it should move forward, ”Tye said. cricket.com.au.

“But I know these are not everyone’s feelings and I completely respect everyone’s views from all angles.”

He said the players (in the IPL) are safe now but at the same time asked “if it’s going to stay safe”.

Tye, 34, left the IPL on Sunday fearing he would be “kicked out” from his own country following a COVID-19 outbreak in India. He had yet to have a game with the Royals and his franchise contract was worth Rs one crore.

“There were a number of reasons, but the main one was the situation which started to occur with us in Perth with many cases in hotel quarantine from India,” Tye told SEN Radio. from Doha on Monday.

“Now there has been a community case in Perth, governments are trying to restrict returns, especially in Western Australia.”

Bubble fatigue was also a factor, Tye said.

After Tye’s withdrawal, the Australian duo of Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa (both Royal Challengers Bangalore) withdrew citing “personal reasons”.

However, not all Australians are very worried. Pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has a Rs 5 crore deal with Mumbai Indians would rather be in the bio-bubble than risk a trip home at this point.