IPL 2021: Zampa said India did not feel safe

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Adam Jampa has given a big statement saying that he was not feeling safe in India during the IPL. Adam Zampa said that he decided to leave the IPL in the middle because in all the places he has been in the bio bubble till now, India’s bio bubble was ‘most vulnerable’.

Zampa and Kane Richardson, who was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad. Both are set to fly back home later on Tuesday, having pulled out citing personal reasons. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald. Zampa said he felt a lot safer in the UAE where the IPL was held last year. “We’ve been in a few (bubbles) now, and I feel like this is probably the most vulnerable. I just feel like because it’s India, we’re always being told about hygiene over. Here and being extra careful… I just felt like it was the most vulnerable.

The IPL that was held in Dubai six months ago didn’t feel that way at all. I felt like that was extremely safe. Personally, I feel like that would have been a better option originally for this IPL but obviously, there’s a lot of political stuff that goes into it,” said Zampa.

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Zampa, who did not get a game this season after being bought for Rs 1.5 crore, said a lot of factors contributed to his decision to leave the IPL.

“There’s a lot of people coming out and saying games of cricket could be a reprieve for some people. That’s also going to be a personal answer. Someone who has a family member on their death bed probably doesn’t care about the cricket,” he said. “Obviously the COVID situation over here is pretty dire. I just felt, rocking up to training and stuff, obviously, I wasn’t playing in the team as well, I was going to training and I wasn’t finding the motivation,” Zampa said.

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