James: Some Senior Indian Player don’t like being restricted
By Sarita Dey
on Tue May 11 2021
Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment has claimed that senior Indian players do not like being restricted in a bio-secure environment.
Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment has claimed that some senior. Indian players did not like being subjected to restrictions inside. The currently suspended IPL’s bio-bubble. But it felt completely safe till the time cases from participating teams hadn’t come to light. Pamment did not elaborate on his assertion about the Indian players. They did not take any names either. The IPL was suspended on May 4.
With the second wave of Covid-19 wreaking havoc in India. However, Covid-19 broke the bubble and started infecting some players and support staff in the first week of May. It eventually led to the suspension of the league.
“But we did feel safe – at no point did we feel the bubble would be compromised … We felt the travel was always going to be a challenge”. he and the MI players said started to feel apprehensive shortly before the competition was halted.
“It was cases started to come with the teams. They were a little more fearful, a little more apprehensive,” said the 52-year-old, by returned home on Saturday.
“We started to get Indian guys in our environment whose families were sick. There were bereavements as well and we were taking a bit of a cue from those guys who were saying ‘no, we want to carry on and the messages were coming back that this is a good distraction.”
Pamment said at no stage did he feel his health was going to be put in jeopardy within the bubble set up by MI at a Mumbai hotel.