Cricket Australia at present has no plans to rearrange a constitution flight to deliver its gamers again residence from COVID-19-ravaged India as soon as the IPL will get over, its chief Nick Hockley stated on Monday.
Hockley insisted that Australian gamers are feeling secure and safe within the IPL bio-bubble however his feedback got here earlier than it emerged that two KKR gamers have examined optimistic for the dreaded virus, resulting in the postponement of the franchise’s recreation in opposition to RCB on Monday.
Australian pacer Pat Cummins’ Kolkata Knight Riders teammates — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — have returned optimistic assessments.
Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn had lately requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a constitution flight for Australia gamers after the event concludes on Might 30.
“There’s no suggestion in the mean time of any constitution flight,” Hockley advised Melbourne radio station SEN.
“We’re working carefully and speaking carefully with the Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation, with the gamers and with the BCCI to ensure everybody’s okay and the individuals have gotten full data.
“We’ve been in contact with the gamers there and they’re usually in good spirits. The work the BCCI has carried out across the (bio-secure) bubble means they’re feeling secure and safe, and people we’ve talked to are usually planning to finish their enjoying commitments.”
The Cricket Australia boss stated they’re monitoring the state of affairs and a choice will likely be made however not instantly.
“The BCCI have come out and stated they perceive and need to help the gamers in ensuring they get residence safely on the finish.
“The event doesn’t end till the 30th of Might, so for the second it’s monitor the state of affairs and as we get nearer to the tip of the event we’ll must see the place the state of affairs is at,” he stated.
The Australian authorities lately banned its residents from travelling again from India, which is battling a extreme second wave of the pandemic that inflicting hundreds of every 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 gamers within the League, performing completely different roles.
The likes of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith are competing as gamers whereas former captain Ricky Ponting is among the many coaches on responsibility.
Maxwell had lately stated that Australian gamers wouldn’t thoughts travelling to UK together with the Indian and New Zealand gamers, who’re set to compete within the World Take a look at Championship closing in Southampton from June 18.