JP Duminy, the Delhi Daredevils player has withdrawn from the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League. The South African star has cited personal reasons for withdrawing from the league.
Duminy, who had been part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers in past scored 191 runs in the last edition of IPL in 10 games he played.
Duminy was purchased by Delhi Daredevils for 220 Lakhs in IPL auction 2014 and was appointed as the skipper of the franchise in the next edition of IPL.
The South-African all-rounder expressed his disappointment while announcing the decision but hope that he might be part of the Delhi-based franchise again,
“It has been a very difficult decision for me to make, but it was for purely personal reasons. I’m grateful for the support and understanding from the franchise. It has been an absolute privilege to have played for and led a talented mix of players. I certainly hope to play a part for the franchise in the near future,” Duminy said.
Hemant Dua, the Chief Executive of Delhi Daredevils said that it’s disappointing to not have Duminy in the side for the league but added that they will now look for a replacement of the all-rounder,
“We respect JP’s decision,” Dua said. “We are naturally very disappointed to not have JP in our midst this year, but as a franchise, we clearly understand his position. At this stage, we can only confirm that we will look for a replacement at an appropriate time.”
Duminy is the second player to pull out of the league as earlier the Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc also pulled out of the T20 league just a day ahead of the IPL auction.
Delhi Daredevils will play thier first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bengaluru on April 8.