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 may now take a detour because the Australian authorities has imposed strict sanctions for individuals coming back from India.
“A mass exodus of Australian gamers, coaches and help employees 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 at present in India throughout its rampant COVID-19 outbreak,” ESPNcricinfo reported.
“There are near 40 Australians within the IPL bubble comprising gamers, teaching employees 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 brief submit…”
Premier pacer Pat Cummins, who’s contracted with KKR, referred to as the scenario unprecedented.
“As soon as we flew out of Australia we knew we would signed up for a 14 days quarantine coming dwelling so you are feeling a bit farther from getting dwelling, however when the onerous 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 match till the beginning of June so hopefully all of it reopens on Might 15 and we will get again,” Cummins added.
“Cricket Australia have been good together with the ACA, they’re working intently with the federal government to get the newest info, if we won’t get dwelling it will not be for lack of making an attempt from all these concerned.”