Former India pacer RP Singh will leave the Indian Premier League 2021 commentator's bio-secure bubble after his father tested positive for COVID-19. Notably, there has been a record rise in the number of Coronavirus cases in India which has seemingly put the ongoing edition of the cash-rich league under some threat. Singh, a member of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning team, has been involved in the Hindi broadcast and coverage of several tournaments and was also part of the IPL 2021. However, now he will have to leave the bubble in order to attend to his father who has contracted the infection.
Although Singh could return to the bubble after serving his quarantine, there is no update regarding the same. Other commentators covering the game in Hindi include Sunil Gavaskar, Deep Dasgupta, Aakash Chopra, Nikhil Chopra, Ajit Agarkar, Irfan Pathan, Gautam Gambhir and Parthiv Patel.
Earlier a few cricketers have already made early exits
Meanwhile, a few cricketers including veteran India off spinner R Ashwin have already made early exits. Others are overseas players and include Aussies Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa as well as England star Liam Livingstone. Notably, all the flights between Australia and India have been suspended till May 15 but the cricketers still featuring in the league have been assured of their safe passage back home.