Melbourne: Cricket Australia’s interim CEO Nick Hockley said on Monday that he was ‘grateful’ to the BCCI for ensuring a ‘safe and quick’ return to the Australian squad playing in IPL 2021. The Australian contingent returned home after spending a few days in the Maldives.
Reached Sydney 2 weeks later
Australian players such as Pat Cummins, David Warner and Steve Smith suspended this T20 league when Coronavirus infection occurred in the IPL Bio Bubble. Arrived in Sydney after almost 2 weeks of being.
Also read- Uthappa showed dance moves with his wife, Rituraj Gaikwad gave this number out of 10
CA thanks BCCI
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Nick Hawley as saying, ‘We are very happy. We are grateful to the BCCI for arranging for their safe and speedy repatriation. I have not yet spoken to him after his arrival, but have shared the messages and I am sure that he is feeling very relieved and happy to return home.
Indian flights banned
A 38-member team from Australia, including 14 players, left for Maldives on 6 May after the IPL 2021 was postponed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in India. The government here had banned flights coming from India till May 15.
Players will live in Quarantine in Sydney
Apart from the players, the group’s support staff and commentators, who arrived here, also reached Maldives by chartered aircraft after the postponement of IPL 2021. Australia cricketers, support staff and commentators will go through a 14-day quarantine at Sydney hotels before leaving for their cities.
Michael Hussey was born Corona
The league has been suspended after playing 29 matches in IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey also returned home via Doha on Friday after being found Kovid-19 negative. He was found infected on 4 May and was then brought to Chennai in an air ambulance from Delhi.