Hockley insisted that Australian gamers are feeling protected and safe within the IPL bio-bubble however his feedback got here earlier than it emerged that two KKR gamers have examined optimistic for the dreaded virus, resulting in the postponement of the franchise’s sport towards RCB on Monday.
Australian pacer Pat Cummins’ Kolkata Knight Riders teammates Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have returned optimistic exams.
Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn had not too long ago requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a constitution flight for Australia gamers after the match concluded on Might 30.
“There is not any suggestion for the time being of any constitution flight,” Hockley informed Melbourne radio station SEN.
“We’re working carefully and speaking carefully with the Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation, with the gamers and with the BCCI to verify everybody’s okay and the folks have gotten full info.
“We have been in contact with the gamers there and they’re usually in good spirits. The work the BCCI has finished across the (bio-secure) bubble means they’re feeling protected and safe, and people we have talked to are usually planning to finish their taking part in commitments.”
The Cricket Australia boss mentioned they’re monitoring the state of affairs and a call will likely be made however not instantly.
“The BCCI have come out and mentioned they perceive and need to help the gamers in ensuring they get residence safely on the finish.
“The match does not end till the thirtieth of Might, so for the second it is monitoring the state of affairs and as we get nearer to the tip of the match we’ll have to see the place the state of affairs is at,” he mentioned.
The Australian authorities not too long ago banned its residents from travelling again from India, which is battling a extreme second wave of the pandemic that causes 1000’s of each day deaths.
Australia’s Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson had been additionally a part of the IPL however they flew out of India earlier than the ban was introduced.
Australia nonetheless have lot of present and former gamers within the League, performing totally different roles.
The likes of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith are competing as gamers whereas former captain Ricky Ponting is among the many coaches on obligation.
Maxwell had not too long ago mentioned that Australian gamers wouldn’t thoughts travelling to the UK together with the Indian and New Zealand gamers, who’re set to compete within the World Check Championship last in Southampton from June 18.