“We understand that many of you are apprehensive about how you will get back home once the tournament concludes… We want to apprise you that you have nothing to worry about,” BCCI COO Hemang Amin stated in a letter addressed to the players.
“The BCCI will do every part to ensure that you reach your respective locations seamlessly. The BCCI is monitoring the state of affairs very intently and is working with the federal government authorities to make preparations to get you home as soon as the match concludes.
“Be rest assured that the tournament is not over for BCCI till each one of you has reached your home, safe and sound,” he added.
India is recording over 3 lakh day by day instances for the previous few days and the well being infrastructure is struggling to deal with the rise with scarcity of oxygen and a few essential medicines including to the disaster.
Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India with quick impact till May 15 as a result of “very significant” spike in COVID-19 instances.
Kolkata Knight Riders mentor David Hussey acknowledged that Australians within the IPL are a “bit nervous” about getting again home within the wake of the state of affairs right here.
Amin lauded the players for carrying on.
“As a few of you have stated, ‘if we may help distract individuals from all of the troubles of current instances, even whether it is for a short time, we’ve got performed a terrific job’. When you all stroll out onto the sphere, you are bringing hope to thousands and thousands of people that have tuned in.
“If, even for a minute, you can bring a smile on someone’s face, then you have done well. While you are professionals and will play to win, this time you are also playing for something much more important,” he concluded.
Several England and New Zealand players are additionally competing within the occasion however have not but spoken about their issues. The IPL closing is scheduled to be held on May 30 in Ahmedabad.
As many as 14 Australian players stay within the occasion, together with stars akin to Steve Smith (DC), David Warner (SunRisers Hyderabad) and Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders), in addition to coaches 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.
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