Chris Morris reveals the reaction of the players in RR camp after BCCI suspended the tournament for an indefinite period. The Indian cricket board was under pressure after KKR vs RCB got postponed due to COVID-19. On 4th March final nail was put in the coffin after Wriddhiman Saha and Amit Mishra were tested positive and BCCI had to take a stern step.
Chris Morris, who was playing for Rajasthan Royals, in the IPL 2021, said that every player knew that the tournament was under immense pressure. And, the board was under pressure to postpone. He added that while he was having a chat with team doctor, Kumar Sangakkara came and informed him that the tournament was suspended.
Chris Morris Throws Light On How RR Players Reacted After BCCI Suspended IPL 2021
“The moment we heard that, when players are testing positive, inside the bubble, then everyone starts asking questions. The alarm bells definitely started going off for all of us. By Monday when they postponed that game (between KKR and RCB), we knew the tournament was under pressure to continue,” Morris told IOL.
“I was chatting to our team doctor, whose room was across the hallway from my mine in the hotel, and Kumar (Sangakkara) came around the corner and drew his finger across his throat, and then we knew it was over. And then it was chaos,” he added.
Morris mentioned that all the England players panicked after they got the news of the tournament getting suspended. As per him, everybody from England knew that they will have to get quarantined for 14-days. Moreover, there are no rooms available in the hotels.
“The England guys especially were panicking because they needed to isolate in hotels in England first, and apparently there weren’t any rooms,” said Morris.
“The Royals’ management were brilliant, they had their fingers on the pulse, made everyone feel as comfortable as possible. I know poor Gerald was panicking a bit, I mean he’s only 20 and all this is going on. I tried to keep him under my wing a bit and made sure he was ready when the 12.30 am pick-up came at the hotel. It was eerie, it was just a handful of us in that whole hotel at the time,” Morris further stated.