Match referee Manu Nayyar has left the Indian Premier League (IPL) bio-bubble in Ahmedabad following the death of his mother.
Nayyar last officiated Tuesday in the game between the Delhi Capitals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, which the latter won by a single point at Narendra Modi Stadium.
“It happened last night because she didn’t wake up in the morning. Manu left the bubble and is in Delhi today. We don’t know if he will join the bubble, ”an IPL source close to the match referee told PTI.
Nayyar, a former Delhi Ranji Trophy player, officiated at the Mumbai stage of the IPL matches before being assigned to the Ahmedabad stage. We learn that he arrived in Delhi on Thursday to join his family.
The cause of death of Nayyar’s mother could not be confirmed.
Earlier today, top Indian referee Nitin Menon withdrew from the lucrative league after his family was hit by a few cases of COVID-19, while Australian counterpart Paul Reiffel’s attempts to leave ended by a dead end due to the air suspension of his country traveling with India.
Menon, a resident of Indore, left the IPL bio-bubble after his wife and mother tested positive for COVID-19.
Menon is the only Indian in the ICC elite referee panel and was recently praised for his work in India’s home series against England.