Before the start of the second part of the Indian Premier League season 14, the difficulties of the Punjab Kings have increased. In fact, two Australian players have refused to join the Punjab Kings team in the UAE.
The Punjab Kings have found a replacement for one of the players while the search for the other continues. According to reports, Jaya Richardson and Riley Meredith will not be joining the Punjab Kings in the UAE. Both the players were bought by Punjab Kings earlier this year for a hefty sum. Richardson was paid Rs 14 crore while Meredith was paid Rs 8 crore. An official of Punjab Kings said, “Jaya Richardson and Riley Meredith have decided to stay out of the remaining matches of IPL 14. We are looking for a replacement for these two players. The replacement will be decided on the advice of coach Anil Kumble.
However, the Punjab Kings on Thursday signed Nathan Ellis of Australia as a replacement. Alice recently made headlines after scoring a hat-trick in her first match. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. However, the Punjab Kings are still looking for another alternative.