IPL 2021: MI's Reserve Scott Kuggeleijn Replaces Kane Richardson At RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday announced that New Zealand fast-bowling all-rounder Scott Kuggeleijn will replace Kane Richardson in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the Aussie pacer left the tournament.
Kuggeleijn was part of the Mumbai Indians set-up as a net bowler and was in Delhi when the call came for him to join RCB in Ahmedabad.
Richardson and leg-spinner Adam Zampa left India after midnight on Wednesday as they wanted to reach Australia amid rising cases of Covid-19.
"We are happy to announce the arrival of Scott Kuggeleijn, New Zealand fast bowling all-rounder, as a replacement for Kane Richardson," said a statement from RCB
"Scott was part of the Mumbai Indians squad as a net bowler in Delhi and RCB arranged for a bubble to bubble transfer on April 27. He has now joined the RCB bio-bubble in Ahmedabad after testing negative on his arrival, adhering to IPL protocols," the statement added.
Scott Kuggeleijn has now joined the RCB bio-bubble in Ahmedabad as a replacement for Kane Richardson after testing negative on his arrival, adhering to IPL protocols. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 #NowAChallenger pic.twitter.com/976cOkaWgz— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 28, 2021
RCB will next play on Friday against Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera.