Kane Williamson and three of his New Zealand teammates flew to the Maldives on Friday as they did not feel comfortable staying in Delhi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Williamson, Mitchell Santer of Super King Chennai, Kyle Jamison of Royal Challenger Bangalore and physio Tommy Simsek of CSK took a commercial flight to the Maldives.
The four were originally supposed to stay in Delhi in a mini bio bubble until May 10 and catch a flight to the UK ahead of the England test series and the World Test Championship final against the India June 18.
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“Kane and a few other New Zealanders did not feel safe in Delhi because of the COVID situation there. That is why they decided to fly to the Maldives,” an official from Sunrisers Hyderabad revealed.
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