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MALE (MALDIVES): A gaggle of Australian cricketers, coaches and players-turned-commentators, presently stranded in Maldives, might return residence in a chartered flight on Sunday, although they’re nonetheless ready affirmation from their authorities, based on a report.
A gaggle of 38 Australians, together with 14 gamers, left for Maldives on Could 6 after the suspension of IPL 2021 as their authorities had banned flights from India until Could 15 within the wake of unprecedented surge in COVID-19 instances there.
“Underneath plans presently being thrashed out…, the group of 38 would be capable to take a constitution flight out of the Maldives by way of Malaysia to Sydney on Could 16, the place they might then serve their obligatory 14-day quarantine interval,” a report in ESPNCricinfo mentioned.
It, nevertheless, mentioned that Cricket Australia and the BCCI are nonetheless awaiting affirmation from the Australian authorities if the group in Maldives shall be allowed to return residence after Could 15.
“Cricket Australia, the Australian Cricketers Affiliation and the BCCI are nonetheless awaiting affirmation from the Australian authorities that residents who’ve not too long ago been to India shall be allowed to return to residence shores after Could 15 as beforehand flagged,” the report mentioned.
Mike Hussey, the batting coach of Chennai Tremendous Kings, is presently nonetheless in quarantine in Chennai after testing constructive for COVID-19.
The IPL was suspended on Could 4 after a number of COVID-19 instances have been reported inside its bio-bubble, with gamers from a couple of franchises contracting the dreaded virus.