Williamson is because of go away on Thursday (September 2) to hyperlink up with the Sunrisers Hyderabad within the United Arab Emirates, which is internet hosting the match this yr because of the rising variety of infections in India.

The IPL stated final Saturday that 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings, together with two gamers, had examined optimistic for COVID-19 after arriving within the UAE and had been positioned into isolation.

“Obviously that’s bad news,” Williamson advised Radio New Zealand on Wednesday. “You do not need to hear anyone (has) COVID.

“I hear they’re predominantly asymptomatic, so hopefully by means of one other lockdown interval, they will come by means of and we’ll be okay.

“There’s a little bit of apprehension, certainly as you get nearer to the time … you start thinking you do have to be extremely vigilant and disciplined.”

Williamson added that he was happy the entire groups within the IPL can be positioned in separate accommodations. Players have additionally been warned about breaching their bio-security bubble in the course of the match, that begins on September 19.

Williamson is amongst six New Zealand cricketers scheduled to play on this yr’s IPL, whereas one other eight are in Trinidad for the Caribbean Premier League.

New Zealand’s males’s group haven’t performed since March when their restricted overs sequence in Australia was abruptly postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. They are nonetheless anticipating to host the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh this summer time.

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