Australian Rajasthan Royals point guard Andrew Tye returned home on Sunday for “personal reasons”, making him the franchise’s fourth foreign signing to withdraw from the current Indian Premier League.
Previously, England’s Jofra Archer (hand surgery), Ben Stokes (finger fracture) and Liam Livingstone (bubble fatigue) had retired.
“AJ Tye returned to Australia earlier today for personal reasons. We will continue to offer any support he may need,” Royals tweeted that day.
AJ Tye returned to Australia earlier today for personal reasons. We will continue to provide any support he may need.#RoyalsFamily
– Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 25, 2021
Late on Saturday, Royals cricket director Kumar Sangakkara announced in the locker room after their victory over KKR that Tye was leaving for Australia and had an early morning (Sunday) flight at 4 a.m.
While Archer didn’t even join the squad due to his surgery, Stokes got injured early on and Livingstone didn’t play a single game before declaring the bubble life too much to deal with. .
Tye, 34, who has played seven ODIs and 28 T20 Internationals for Australia, has yet to play in this edition of the tournament.
The last game he played was a Big Bash League meeting in February for the Perth Scorchers against the Sydney Sixers.