The IPL was “indefinitely suspended” on Tuesday after a number of instances of COVID-19 emerged from Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Tremendous Kings.
There are 14 Australian gamers together with coaches and commentators who would possibly now take a detour because the Australian authorities has imposed strict sanctions for folks getting back from India.
“A mass exodus of Australian gamers, coaches and assist workers to the Maldives is the anticipated treatment to a dilemma created by the postponement of the 2021 IPL and the present closure of the Australian border to residents presently in India throughout its rampant COVID-19 outbreak,” ESPNcricinfo reported.
“There are near 40 Australians within the IPL bubble comprising gamers, teaching workers and commentators,” it added.
“The likes of Pat Cummins, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ricky Ponting, Simon Katich and firm are anticipated to affix commentator Michael Slater, who had already headed to the Maldives as a short lived submit…”
Premier pacer Pat Cummins, who’s contracted with KKR, referred to as the state of affairs unprecedented.
“As soon as we flew out of Australia we knew we might signed up for a 14 days quarantine coming house so you are feeling a bit farther from getting house, however when the exhausting border shut nobody has ever skilled that earlier than,” Pat Cummins advised The Again Web page on Fox Sports activities.
“(It has) added a bit of hysteria for the Aussies over right here however we signed as much as play the event till the beginning of June so hopefully all of it reopens on Could 15 and we will get again,” Cummins added.
“Cricket Australia have been good together with the ACA, they’re working carefully with the federal government to get the newest info, if we will not get house it will not be for lack of attempting from all these concerned.”