Web Desk. After the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed due to the coronavirus, Australian players are stuck in India and cannot return home for at least 10 days.
According to Reuters, the Australian Cricketers will head to the Maldives or Sri Lanka and return home after spending a few days there.
Cricket Australia (CA) chief Nick Hockley said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would help all Australian players participating in the Indian Premier League travel to the Maldives or Sri Lanka.
On Tuesday, the IPL was postponed indefinitely as India’s code-19 crisis escalated. But after this decision, foreign players from other countries, including Australia, are worried about which country to turn to from India.
Australia has banned all travelers from India who have been in the country for the past 14 days, but Cricket Australia’s acting chief executive Nick Hockley said the players would stay in a country other than India until repatriation is approved.
Nick Hockley told reporters in Sydney, “the BCCI is cooperating with us incredibly and is working to move all Australian players out of India.”
He said, “currently, it has been decided to limit the players to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The BCCI is currently trying to finalize the matter and we hope that the players will be available to move in the next two to three days.”
Hockley added that the Indian board is also committed to arranging a chartered plane to repatriate Australian cricketers. Australia has banned travelers from India till May 15.
The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has confirmed that former Australian batsman Michael Hussey, who coached an IPL team, tested positive for the Covid-19.
Todd Greenberg, head of the Australian Cricket Association said, “as far as I know, Hussey is the only Australian player to have contracted the coronavirus in the IPL.”