New Zealand pacer Scott Kuggeleijn – who was part of the Mumbai Indians reserves – has become the first player to be transferred in the IPL 2021 mid-season transfer window. As per media reports, Kuggeleijn would be replacing Australia’s Kane Richardson – who opted out of the tournament due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in India. Adam Zampa was the other RCB player who left India for the same reason, but there has been no replacement announced for the spinner as yet.

“Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson are in Mumbai. They will be leaving for Australia via Doha after midnight on April 28 (Wednesday),” confirmed an official to IANS.