IPL 2021 Phase 2: Cricket Australia CEO sidelines IPL, says ‘first priority is players reunion with their families’

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Cricket Australia CEO sidelines IPL, says 'first priority is players reunion with their families'
IPL 2021 Phase 2: Cricket Australia CEO sidelines IPL, says 'first priority is players reunion with their families'
IPL 2021 Phase 2, Australian players availability: Cricket Australia’s CEO Nick Hockley on Monday said the board’s first priority is to ensure that the players are reunited with their families and a call on their participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resumption will be taken later.
Once we get back together as a group that the IPL is something we’ll obviously need to discuss. Our players returning from the IPL have only today come out of quarantine, so our first priority is to make sure they are reunited with their families, we then have a tour to prepare for in the West Indies,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Hockley as saying.
Australian players got out of their mandatory quarantine on Monday and they have finally linked up with their families. The IPL was suspended on May 4, and then the contingent headed to the Maldives, and spent a further 14 days in quarantine in Sydney.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced it will complete the remaining matches of the IPL in UAE. In an official release, the board said that the decision to move the tournament to UAE has been taken considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October.
They are clearly quite shaken by the experience, and are very appreciative to be back home, very much looking forward to being reunited with family and friends today. It’s a couple of weeks before the West Indies touring party then regroups at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and then that’s the time to refocus,” said Hockley.
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When asked about the vaccination of Australian cricketers, Hockley said: “We really welcomed the government announcements that people with exemptions to leave Australia for work will be eligible for the vaccine. Now once the players are out of quarantine we will be working to offer them vaccinations before heading off to the West Indies.
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