David Warner. (PTI Picture/Sportzpics for IPL)
MELBOURNE: Thirty-eight members of the Australian contingent stranded within the Maldives might be reaching again dwelling on Monday.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season was postponed on Could 4 attributable to a rising variety of Covid-19 instances and your complete Australian contingent had travelled to the Maldives attributable to a journey ban from India.
Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey who had examined constructive for Covid-19 in India may even attain Australia from India on Monday, reported ESPNcricinfo.
The 38-member Australian contingent stranded in Maldives which incorporates the likes of Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith and Michael Slater, will journey to Australia on a BCCI constitution flight after which they may endure lodge quarantine.
Australian authorities’s pause on the return of Australians from India concluded on Could 15.
Earlier, Cricket Australia’s Interim CEO Nick Hockley had praised the BCCI and the Indian board’s effort to get the Australian gamers again to their properties. “I’d say the BCCI have been completely unbelievable. So that they’re dedicated to not solely the primary motion to both the Maldives or Sri Lanka however they’re additionally then dedicated to placing on a constitution to carry them again to Australia,” he had stated.
Requested if Cricket Australia regrets letting the gamers go for this yr’s IPL, Hockley stated: “No, I do not suppose so. I imply, our hearts exit to everybody in India. Clearly, I imply, I feel the IPL, you recognize, put a lot work, a lot effort into placing on the event. They clearly did that on one of the best obtainable info on the time and so they’ve come to the choice over the past 24 hours that it is in everybody’s — effectively, within the pursuits of the well being and security of everybody to droop the event indefinitely.”
“In the intervening time — I used to be on the telephone to my counterpart lower than an hour in the past and I can not converse extra extremely for the way the BCCI but in addition all the franchises have labored to take care of our gamers and put in plans to make it possible for they get dwelling safely and as shortly as potential.”