Cricket Australia at the moment has no plans to rearrange a charter flight to carry its players again dwelling from COVID-19-ravaged India as soon as the IPL will get over, its chief Nick Hockley mentioned on Monday.
Hockley insisted that Australian players are feeling secure and safe within the IPL bio-bubble however his feedback got here earlier than it emerged that two KKR players have examined constructive for the dreaded virus, resulting in the postponement of the franchise’s sport towards RCB on Monday.
Australian pacer Pat Cummins’ Kolkata Knight Riders teammates — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — have returned constructive assessments.
Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn had just lately requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a charter flight for Australia players after the event concludes on May 30.
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“There’s no suggestion at the second of any charter flight,” Hockley instructed Melbourne radio station SEN.
“We’re working carefully and speaking carefully with the Australian Cricketers’ Association, with the players and with the BCCI to ensure everybody’s okay and the folks have gotten full data.
“We’ve been in contact with the players there and they’re usually in good spirits. The work the BCCI has completed across the (bio-secure) bubble means they’re feeling secure and safe, and people we have talked to are usually planning to finish their taking part in commitments.” The Cricket Australia boss mentioned they’re monitoring the scenario and a choice will probably be made however not instantly.
“The BCCI have come out and mentioned they perceive and need to help the players in ensuring they get dwelling safely at the tip.
“The event would not end till the thirtieth of May, so for the second let’s monitor the scenario and as we get nearer to the tip of the event we’ll have to see the place the scenario is at,” he mentioned.
The Australian authorities just lately banned its residents from travelling again from India, which is battling a extreme second wave of the pandemic that’s inflicting 1000’s of day by day deaths.
Australia’s Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson had been additionally a part of the IPL however they flew out of India earlier than the ban was introduced.
Australia nonetheless have lot of present and former players within the League, performing totally different roles.
The likes of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith are competing as players whereas former captain Ricky Ponting is among the many coaches on responsibility.
Maxwell had just lately mentioned that Australian players wouldn’t thoughts travelling to UK together with the Indian and New Zealand players, who’re set to compete within the World Test Championship remaining in Southampton from June 18.