Vivo IPL 2021: Some Indian Cricketers didn’t like restrictions, says Mumbai Indians coach James Pamment.
Vivo IPL 2021: Five times title winner Mumbai Indians (MI) fielding coach James Pamment in an interview with stuff.co.nz said that some Indian players did not like to be in a restricted environment. He further said that he felt completely safe inside the bio-bubble till the time no cases were recorded in the camps.
Pamment did not focus much on his assertion about a couple of Indian players.
Season 14 of the elite Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended indefinitely on May 4 by the BCCI after recording multiple covid cases in the bio-secure bubbles.
“Some of the senior Indian guys don’t like being restricted and told what to do,” he was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.
“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,”
The fielding coach said that he along with other Mumbai Indians players started to feel a bit scared after the covid entered the camp.
“It was when cases started to come with the teams. They were a little more fearful, a little more apprehensive,” said the 52-year-old, who returned home on Saturday.
Mumbai Indians (MI) arranged a separate chartered flight to send their six New Zealand recruits to their home.
“Chennai (CSK) announced their cases and we’d played Chennai at the weekend, so straight away, the dynamic changed. I certainly noticed from within my group. I’d spend most of my time with the Kiwis and the Aussies, their mindset had changed.
“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.”