New Delhi. Corona bomb explodes in Big Bash League (BBL 2021). A record 16 players in the league have been found infected. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has asked eight England players playing in the league to return home immediately. The six players the ECB has asked to return to the country are Sam Billings (Sydney Thunder), George Garten (Adelaide Strikers), Timel Mills (Perth Scorchers), Reese Topley (Melbourne Renegades) and Shakib Mahmud (Sydney Thunder) and James. Vince. (Sydney Sixers) involved. All these players have been selected for the tour of West Indies.
The Big Bash League franchise’s troubles have escalated since the news broke. Earlier, franchises were aware that English players would stay for at least another 7 to 10 days. In such a situation, the franchises are having trouble finding a replacement for the important players of the team. Meanwhile, Sam Billings and Shakib Mahmud will play the last match for Sydney Thunder on Sunday. At the same time, Timel Mills, playing for Perth Scorchers, also has its last match of the season on Sunday. He took 3 for 28 in 3.5 overs against the Melbourne Stars, thanks to his bowling, the Scorchers won the match by 50 runs.
Half a dozen English players will return to the country
The Melbourne Renegades squad has been placed in the race tops for Monday’s match against the Melbourne Stars. However, it is yet to be decided whether he will be in the team for this match. At the same time, for the last time this season, there is suspense over the arrival of James Vince for the Sixers on Tuesday. However, those English players will still be part of the league. Who was not selected for the series against the West Indies. They include Tom Abel and Ben Duckett (Brisbane Heat), Harry Brook and Jordan Thompson (Hobart Hurricanes), Joe Clark (Melbourne Stars), Laurie Evans (Perth Scorchers) and Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder).
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England’s Test team is also battling corona infection
The ECB’s decision comes at a time when the English team is facing a corona infection ahead of the Sydney Test. Five members of the support staff, including head coach Chris Silverwood, have been infected. At the same time, a net bowler was also found to be affected by corona. Graham Thorpe is currently in charge of coaching. At the same time, captain Joe Root was seen giving tips to the players in the team practice.
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