IPL 2021 was suspended by Board Control for Cricket in India on 4th March 2021 after players like Varun Chakravarthy, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Warrier, and Wriddhiman Saha were tested COVID-19 positive. On one side, BCCI is still claiming that their bio-bubble was secured and players were restricted from moving out. On the other hand, MI fielding coach James Pamment said that senior Indian players never liked being restricted during the tournament.
Mumbai Indians had a mixed campaign halfway down the tournament in IPL 2021. They won 4 games out of 7 and lost 3 affairs. However, Rohit Sharma led side was seen struggling all the way in the tournament and never looked in their prime due to the poor form of their middle-order that comprised of Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Ishan Kishan. After IPL suspension, the Mumbai-based franchise chartered flights for the players and nonplaying members in order to drop them home safely.
James Pamment Talks About Senior Indian Cricketers In Mumbai Indians
James Pamment recently reached back to his country New Zealand. In an interview, the MI fielding coach said that during IPL 2021 some of the senior players didn’t like getting restricted to one place. He also added that the bio-bubble always looked secure. But, the main challengers were their travel back to their homes.
“Some of the senior Indian guys don’t like being restricted and told what to do, but we did feel safe – at no point did we feel the bubble would be compromised, the challenge was the travel. But we started to get Indian guys in our environment whose families were very sick.
“There were bereavements as well and we were taking a bit of a cue from those guys who were saying ‘no, we want to carry on and the messages were coming back that this is a good distraction. And it is an Indian league, run by Indian people for the Indian audience in the main and we’re just fortunate to be there to be providing our professional services.” James Pamment told stuff.co.nz.