Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday mentioned cricketers competing within the IPL must make their “own arrangements” to return residence after his nation banned all flights from India within the wake of a lethal second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic there. Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India with instant impact till May 15 because of the “very significant” spike in COVID-19 circumstances. “They have travelled there privately. This wasn’t part of an Australian tour. They’re under their own resources and they’ll be using those resources too, I’m sure, to see them return to Australia in accordance with their own arrangements,” Morrison was quoted as saying by ‘The Guardian’.
Three Australian gamers — Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa — have withdrawn from the league amid the escalating well being disaster.
India is recording over 3 lakh each day new circumstances and greater than 2,000 deaths per day proper now.
As many as 14 Australian gamers nonetheless stay within the IPL, together with Steve Smith (Delhi Capitals), David Warner (SunRisers Hyderabad) and Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders) in addition to coach Ricky Ponting (DC) and Simon Katich (RCB).
Commentators Matthew Hayden, Brett Lee, Michael Slater and Lisa Sthalekar are additionally among the many Australians concerned with the league proper now.
Chris Lynn, who performs for Mumbai Indians, has requested Cricket Australia to rearrange a chartered flight to take the gamers residence after the IPL is over.
The league matches will finish on May 23, adopted by the qualifiers (May 25, 28) and eliminator (May 26) and the ultimate (May 30) — all scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad.
Cricket Australia, on its half, has adopted a wait and watch method for now.
“Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association remain in regular contact with Australian players, coaches and commentators taking part in the Indian Premier League, which is being conducted under strict biosecurity protocols,” a CA assertion learn on Monday.
“We will continue to listen to feedback from those on the ground in India and the advice of the Australian government. Our thoughts are with the people of India at this difficult time.”
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