Thursday, 28 October 2021

Australia pacer Nathan Ellis joins Punjab Kings for IPL 2021

Australia pacer Nathan Ellis joins Punjab Kings for IPL 2021

Punjab Kings sign Nathan Ellis for UAE leg after Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith ruled out for IPL 2021 starts from September 19.

IPL 2021, which got postponed in May in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, will resume on September 19 in Dubai with an eye-riveting clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

The games will then shift to Abu Dhabi, where Kolkata Knight Riders will go against Royal Challengers Bangalore. On September 24, Sharjah will host its first match when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Chennai Super Kings. 13 games will play in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah, and 8 in Abu Dhabi.

The eight-team IPL was suspended in May after several players and backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 in India

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Australia pace bowler Nathan Ellis will join Punjab Kings for the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament, the team said late on Friday

Ellis, who became the first male player to secure a T20 hat-trick on his debut against Bangladesh this month, was named on Thursday as one of Australia's three reserve players for the T20 World Cup, which begins in October.

The eight-team IPL was suspended in May after several players and backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 in India.

The cash-rich tournament got scheduled to resume from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates, with the final set for October 15.

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Australia pacer Nathan Ellis joins Punjab Kings for IPL 2021

Ellis is the first male player to secure a T20 hat-trick on his debut

Richardson and Meredith got ruled out of the UAE leg of IPL 2021

The BCCI comes up with a health advisory of 46-page that lays down all the pointers that everyone accompanying the IPL needs to follow to ensure the league's smooth functioning of the clubs

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