Australian umpire Paul Reiffel, who together with Indian umpire Nitin Menon had lately determined to drag out of IPL 2021 for ‘private causes’, has been unable to fly out of India. Reiffel will now serve out the rest of the competitors and return residence solely after the conclusion of the event, in line with Australian media stories.
Reiffel advised the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday from his resort in Ahmedabad that his baggage have been packed and tickets booked for a flight to Sydney from Doha – solely to be advised that he must keep. “I attempted to depart, however the flight via Doha, I wasn’t in a position to undergo as an Australian,” Reiffel mentioned.
“They shut the avenue off. I do know a few the fellows acquired again that manner via there, however the avenue was closed so I needed to keep,” Reiffel mentioned.
Reiffel, a former Australia worldwide cricketer, is presently a member of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
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Reiffel mentioned on Thursday that he was 10 minutes from leaving the IPL bio-bubble when he learnt that he wouldn’t be allowed to fly to Australia via Doha.
Had Reiffel left the bio-bubble earlier than discovering out the change in journey plans, he would have been stranded. He would have then been required to finish a interval of self-isolation earlier than having the ability to participate within the the rest of the IPL season.