Sherfane Rutherford’s dad passes away; SRH batsmen to leave the bio-bubble in UAE

The 2nd leg of the 2021 edition of IPL has begun in UAE after the first leg was cancelled due to rising cases of Covid-19 in the bio secure bubble. India were witnessing approx. 3 lakh cases of the covid-19 every day at that time. BCCI decided to postpone the tournament.

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and the board’s secretary Jay Shah decided to continue the remaining number of matches in UAE in the September-October window. The ICC T20 World Cup will begin just after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League.

SRH signed West Indies batsmen Sherfane Rutherford as a replacement for English batsmen Jonny Bairstow for the 2nd leg of the tournament. Baistow pulled himself out for the remainder of the season citing workload as the reason.

Sun Risers Hyderabad on Thursday announced that Windies batsmen Sherfane Rutherford will leave the IPL bio bubble in UAE to join his family after the sad demise of his father.

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SRH took it to twitter to announce the unfortunate news and offered condolences to Rutherford and his family.

“The #SRH family conveys its heartfelt condolences to Sherfane Rutherford and his family on the passing away of his father. Sherfane will be leaving the IPL bio-bubble to be with his family in this difficult hour,” Sunrisers said in a social media statement.

The 23-year-old was previously a part of Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Rutherford displayed a good form with his bat recently in the Caribbean Premier League. He managed to score 263 runs in 11 matches. However, the 23-year-old was not picked by West Indies in the 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC event.

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