The IPL’s 40-strong Australian contingent, comprising gamers, help employees and commentators, might be flown to Maldives or Sri Lanka earlier than getting a connecting flight for residence.
“What the BCCI is working to do is to maneuver the complete cohort out of India the place they are going to wait till it is doable to return to Australia,” Hockley instructed reporters in Sydney.
“The BCCI has been engaged on a variety of choices. That is now narrowed all the way down to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The BCCI is dedicated not solely to the primary transfer but in addition to placing on a constitution to convey them again to Australia.”
The IPL was “indefinitely suspended” on Tuesday after a number of circumstances of COVID-19 emerged from Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Tremendous Kings.
There are 14 Australian gamers together with coaches and commentators who would possibly now take a detour because the Australian authorities has imposed strict sanctions for individuals coming back from India.
Requested if the IPL may resume this 12 months, the CA official stated it is “untimely to invest on that.”
“For the time being, the BCCI could be very centered on getting all of the gamers, not simply the Australians, residence secure.”
Chennai Tremendous Kings’ batting coach Mike Hussey, who has examined constructive for COVID-19, will keep again to finish his 10-day quarantine in India.
Australian Cricketers Affiliation (ACA) chief govt Todd Greenberg stated Hussey was in “good spirits” regardless of contracting the extremely contagious virus.
“His signs are comparatively gentle, so he is in for a stint of isolation in his lodge for no less than 10 days, however his workforce have gotten some actually good help techniques round him, which is sweet,” Greenberg was quoted as saying in ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.
Contemplating the present state of affairs, the gamers will go away in batches, beginning as early as Thursday.
“It is a two-step course of. Step one is getting them out of India and the subsequent step is getting them safely residence,” Greenberg stated.
“We’re nonetheless ready to listen to what the federal government are going to do post-Might 15 and as soon as we now have that affirmation we’ll put the subsequent begin step in place.”