ipl 2021 suspended: australia’s ipl players and support staff can visit maldives in the exercise of repatriation:
- Australian team likely to go to Maldives before leaving home
- Commentator Michael Slater has already reached Maldives
- Cummins, Smith, Maxwell, Ponting and Katich are expected to join Slater
Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday that it would not seek an exemption from the government’s travel ban imposed on flights from India. However, he will work with the BCCI to ensure that the players of the country can return home safely after the suspension of the IPL.
The IPL was postponed indefinitely after several cases of Kovid infection occurred in a biologically safe environment. After the IPL was suspended, the CA and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) said in a joint statement that they would plan to ensure the safe return of Australian players and support staff.
Way to go home will open from Maldives
The Australian contingent is expected to travel to Maldives before leaving for home due to a ban on flights coming from India. Currently 40 Australians, including coaches, commentators and cricketers, are in a biologically safe environment in India.
It is reported that after the Australian Government imposes strict restrictions on the people returning from India, they can return home by another route. According to an ESPNcricinfo report, ‘a large group of Australia’s players, coaches and support staff are expected to visit the Maldives, due to the spread of the Kovid-19 infection, the closure of the Australian border for citizens in India and the suspension of IPL 2021 To deal with the situation.
Michael Slater has already visited Maldives
People like Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ricky Ponting, Simon Katich are expected to join commentator Michael Slater who has already left for the Maldives. Top Cummins Pat Cummins, who contracted with the Knight Riders, described the situation as unprecedented.
Cummins told Fox Sports’s The Back Page, “When we got out of Australia, we knew that we would have to spend 14 days in seclusion on our return home, but no one had experienced this situation before the borders were closed.” Was. ‘
Cricket Australia in contact with BCCI
The joint statement said, ‘CA and CSA respect the Australian Government’s decision to stop travel from India until at least 15 May and will not seek any exemption. The CA is in direct contact with the BCCI and is working on a plan to ensure the return of Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators to Australia.
CA thanked the Indian board for the effort and cooperation. Meanwhile, IPL President Brijesh Patel has said that the BCCI will find a way to repatriate foreign players. Cricket Australia also supported the BCCI’s decision to postpone the IPL indefinitely.
Australian cricketers and staff participating in IPL 2021
Chennai Superkings: Jason Behrendorf, Michael Hussey (Staff)
Delhi Capitals: Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Ricky Ponting (Staff), James Hopes (Staff)
KKR: Pat Cummins, Ben Cutting, David Hussey (Staff)
Mumbai Indians: Nathan-Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn
Punjab Kings: Mozes Henriques, Zhay Richardson, Riley Meredith, Damian Wright (Staff)
RCB: Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Daniel Symes, Simon Katich (Staff), Adam Griffith (Staff)
Sunrisers: David Warner, Tom Moody (Staff), Trevor Bellis (Staff), Brad Hedin (Staff).
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