New Delhi: The hurdles for Punjab Kings have elevated forward of the beginning of the second leg of Indian Premier League season 14. Two Australian gamers have refused to hitch the Punjab Kings workforce within the UAE. Although Punjab Kings has searched the substitute of certainly one of these participant, seek for the opposite is underway.
In keeping with the knowledge revealed, Jay Richardson and Riley Meredith is not going to be a part of Punjab Kings in UAE. Each these gamers had been purchased by the workforce earlier this 12 months for an enormous sum of cash. Jay Richardson was paid Rs 14 crore whereas Meredith was paid Rs 8 crore.
“Jay Richardson and Riley Meredith have decided to stay out of the remaining IPL 14 matches,” mentioned a Punjab Kings official. We’re on the lookout for replacements of each these gamers. Replacements shall be determined upon the recommendation of coach Anil Kumble.”
Nathan Ellis joins Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings, nevertheless, signed Australia’s Nathan Ellis as a substitute on Thursday. Ellis lately got here into the limelight with a hat-trick in his debut match. No info has been revealed in regards to the worth at which Ellis was purchased by Punjab Kings. Though at the moment Punjab Kings are nonetheless on the lookout for their second substitute.
Punjab Kings, nevertheless, didn’t achieve doing properly within the 14th season of the IPL regardless of spending large sums of cash on Jay Richardson and Riley Meredith. Punjab Kings have gained simply 3 matches out of the 8 performed in IPL 14. Making it to the playoffs shall be extraordinarily troublesome for the Punjab Kings. Punjab Kings should win 5 out of their remaining 6 matches to make it to the following spherical.