IPL 2021: 14 players from Australia are in the league right now. (PTI)
The Australian Cricketers ‘Association said on Wednesday that it was considering arranging a special aircraft for the Australian cricketers’ repatriation after the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), but Sports Minister Richard Colbeck clarified that the government had just Till no such decision has been approved. Head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Todd Greenberg said that Cricket Australia would talk with the owners of the franchise for this arrangement but admitted that it would not be an easy task. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Greenberg told 2GB radio, “The issues we are currently in talks with Cricket Australia include whether the arrangement of a special aircraft is possible or not”. ‘This task is not easy. If we can find a way to bring them back home safely without any hindrance then we, Cricket Australia and our players will have to work on this. ” IPL 2021: Virat Kohli says thanks to Storm after winning by one run, know the reason
The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) has already assured that after the IPL ends on May 30, it is the responsibility of the foreign players playing in it to return home safely. To take a special aircraft from India would require the permission of the Australian Government and Kolbeck said that no decision had been taken in the matter yet. Kolbeck told ABC Radio, “Cricketers (to approve the arrangement of the special aircraft) ) No decision has been taken so far. ”Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn urged Cricket Australia to arrange a special flight for the players to return home after the Indian Premier League ends. After which Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that his country’s cricketers participating in the IPL will have to make their own arrangements to return home. IPL 2021: Avesh Khan becomes fan boy, autograph taken of RCB trio
Australia had earlier banned all flights to India from May 15 in view of the deadly second wave of corona virus epidemic in India. Morrison told ‘The Guardian’ newspaper, “He has gone there on a personal journey. It is not part of any Australian tour. They have reached there with their own resources, they are also using those resources. I am sure they will return to Australia as per their arrangement. “Three Australian players Andrew Tye, Ken Richardson and Adam Zampa decided to leave the IPL due to the growing health crisis in India. More than three lakh new cases are being reported in India every day and more than 2,000 deaths are happening. 14 of Australia’s players are in the league right now. Apart from them, coaches Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich, commentators Matthew Hayden, Brett Lee, Michael Slater and Lisa Sthalekar are also here.