IPL: Bairstow, Malan, Woakes pull out

13 September 2021, 12:22 pm
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Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow, Punjab Kings batsman Dawid Malan and Delhi Capitals all-rounder Chris Woakes have pulled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League Phase 2 in the UAE due to personal reasons.

The England and India players were supposed to fly to the UAE from Manchester together in a bubble-to-bubble transfer, but COVID-19 cases in the visitor’s camp forced IPL teams to make their own arrangements. All players arriving in the UAE now have to undergo a six-day quarantine and that could be the reason behind Bairstow and Malan pulling out.

They won’t be boarding the flight to the UAE. One of the reasons for their pull out is the six-day quarantine, which they didn’t need to do earlier, said a BCCI official.