The referee of the match Manu Nayar left the Indian Premier League (IPL) a bio-balloon in Ahmedabad on Thursday after his mother’s death.
Nayar last played in Tuesday’s match between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, which the latter won by a slim margin from a run at Narendra Modi Stadium in Mottera.
Former Delhi player Ranji Trophy, who served in the Mumbai IPL match before being appointed to Ahmedabad’s leg, arrived in Delhi on Thursday to be with his family.
According to the rules of the IPL bio-bubble, anyone who leaves it will have to be quarantined again before re-entering it.
Nayar’s mother is believed to have died in her sleep because she could not wake up in the morning.
Earlier, referee Nitin Menon left IPL to return home to Indore, as his family members were immediately on Covid-19. Menon’s mother and wife are bad and positive. His mother was admitted to a hospital in Indore.
“His mother, his wife are on Covid-19. His mother was admitted to a hospital in Indore. His father is also ill and is also suspected of having Covid-19. He has a young child, about four or five years old, so that it was important for him to return and strive for his family, “an official told IANS.
It turned out that Menon, who had reached Indore, could return to the IPL after his family made progress.
Australian Judge Paul Reifel had also decided to step down. However, he was 10 minutes away from leaving the IPL bio-balloon before realizing that flights to Australia via Doha had also been canceled. He may now have to leave the country after the IPL, along with other Australian players and coaching staff.