There is currently no charter flight available for Australian players: Cricket Australia’s president
Cricket Australia at the moment has no plans to rearrange a constitution flight to carry its gamers 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 gamers are feeling protected 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 sport 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 just lately requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a constitution flight for Australia gamers after the event concludes on Might 30.
“There is no suggestion for the time being of any constitution flight,” Hockley informed Melbourne radio station SEN.
“We’re working intently and speaking intently with the Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation, with the gamers and with the BCCI to ensure everybody‘s okay and the folks have gotten full data.
“We have been in contact with the gamers there and they’re usually in good spirits. The work the BCCI has performed across the (bio-secure) bubble means they’re feeling protected 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 shall be made however not instantly.
“The BCCI have come out and mentioned they perceive and wish to help the gamers in ensuring they get dwelling safely on the finish.
“The event would not end till the 30th of Might, so for the second let’s monitor the scenario and as we get nearer to the tip of the event we’ll must 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 hundreds of each day deaths.
Australia’s Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson have 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 just lately mentioned 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 remaining in Southampton from June 18.