Adam Zampa is one among the few Australian players who has decided to pull out from IPL 2021. The tough life of the bio-bubble was getting to the likesof Kane Richarson and Zampa which is why they decided to skip the rest of the season. While Richarson played just a game for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Zampa failed to make the XI.
In an interaction, Adam Zampa revealed that he felt that the situation in India with the COVID-19 is dire. He admitted that he wasn’t finding motivation as he wasn’t even playing any of the matches. Zampa said that there was bubble fatigue and he also wanted to get back home. Once he got the news that flights from India were starting to get canceled, he decided that it was the best time to take the decision.
COVID Situation Here Is Pretty Dire: Adam Zampa
“Obviously the COVID situation over here is pretty dire. I just felt, rocking up to training and stuff, obviously, I wasn’t playing in the team as well, I was going to training and I wasn’t finding the motivation,” Zampa told The Age and the Herald.
Meanwhile, As per a report in Cricbuzz, Zampa and Richardson had left the RCB bio-bubble on Sunday (April 25) and moved to a hotel close to the Mumbai airport. However, they have now been stuck as the Australian government has suspended all direct flights from India to the country. The travel ban will end on May 15 and the duo might have to wait till then to return home.
As per a CA spokesperson, Cricket Australia is in talks with the Australian government to find out if the two cricketers can be given an exemption to return back to Australia before May 15.
“We are trying to see if the government does give us the go-ahead to bring the players back. If we get the nod, it’s all pretty straightforward. But if not, we’ll be working with the ACA and BCCI to make sure they’re in a secure environment,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.