Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) wicketkeeper-batter Litton Das has flown back home earlier on Friday, leaving the tournament midway.
Litton left the KKR camp because of an urgent family medical emergency.
“Litton Das has had to return to Bangladesh earlier today (Friday, April 28) due to an urgent family medical emergency. Our wishes go out to him and his family to make it through this difficult time,” said an official update from the franchise.
In last year’s player auction, Litton was acquired by KKR at his base price of Rs 50 lakhs in the accelerated round after he went unsold initially, thus marking his first brush with the IPL.
The Bangladesh player then made his IPL debut after completing his international commitments, in Kolkata’s match against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on April 20, making four runs off as many balls.
In the game, he had missed two crucial stumpings of Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel in a low-scoring thriller won by Delhi.
Notably, KKR are currently placed seventh in the points table with just six points from eight matches and the Nitish Rana-led side’s next game in IPL 2023 will be against defending champions Gujarat Titans at their home ground Eden Gardens on the afternoon of April 29.