New Delhi: IPL 2021 was stopped midway due to the second wave of corona virus. In the bio-bubble of this big league, players were constantly coming under the grip of Corona. However, now the wait of the fans is about to end. The remaining matches of IPL are going to start from September 19. However, before that Rajasthan Royals have suffered a double blow.
Ben Stokes hard to play
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has doubts about taking part in the second leg to be held in UAE. In fact, Stokes has to pay attention to his mental health, due to which he announced last month to take an indefinite break from cricket. In such a situation, this star player of England and Rajasthan will not be able to take part in the second phase of IPL. England Cricket Managing Director Ashley Giles has stood in support of Stokes. He said, ‘Ben Stokes showed tremendous courage and spoke his heart openly. Our focus has always been and will always be on the mental health of all our players.
Giles further said, ‘It is very challenging to at least stay away from family for a long time and spend time. In the last 16 months, living in such an environment (Bio Secure) has had an impact on everyone. Ben will be given rest for as long as he needs to. We look forward to seeing him play cricket for England in the future.
Butler barred from IPL 2021
In fact, Rajasthan Royals explosive batsman Jos Buttler has been out of the second half of IPL 2021 starting from 19 September. Rajasthan Royals has given this information through a post on the official Twitter account on Saturday (August 21). Rajasthan Royals told through the post that Butler’s wife Louise could soon give birth to a second child. In such a situation, this star batsman will not be able to take part in the second half for the franchise.
Jos Buttler will not be part of the remainder of #IPL2021, as he and Louise are expecting a second child soon.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 21, 2021
Philips to be in UAE on 19th September
Glenn Phillips is currently part of the Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which is going to start in the West Indies from next week. Phillips will reach the UAE by September 19 and will join the Rajasthan Royals (RR).