IPL 2021 suspended: Cricket Australia & ACA in direct contact with BCCI on repatriation of Australian players- After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decision to suspend IPL 2021, leading to tension among overseas players on their return back home, Cricket Australia has said that they are in touch with the Indian Cricket Board for repatriation of Australian players.
It is notable that the Australian government has suspended flights from India to Australia from till May 15.
“Cricket Australia and the @ACA_Players understand the decision of the BCCI to indefinitely postpone the 2021 Indian Premier League for the safety and wellbeing of all participants,” CA said in a tweet post.
Cricket Australia and the @ACA_Players understand the decision of the BCCI to indefinitely postpone the 2021 Indian Premier League for the safety and wellbeing of all participants. pic.twitter.com/M612hrnZFo
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) May 4, 2021
IPL 2021 suspended: Cricket Australia & ACA in direct contact with BCCI on repatriation of Australian players
Cricket Australia statement:
CA is in direct contact with the BCCI as they work through plans to ensure the safe accommodation and repatriation of Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators back home to Australia.
CA and the ACA respect the decision of the Australian Government to pause travel from India until at least May 15 and will not seek exemptions.
CA and the ACA thank the BCCI for their efforts and cooperation for the safe repatriation of all participants at the IPL.
Ahead of IPL 2021 suspension, Australia and KKR cricketer Pat Cummins had said, “Yeah it did shock us a little bit. Once we flew out of Australia we knew we were signing up for 14 days quarantine coming home, so you always feel that little bit further away from getting home.”
“As soon as the hard border shut, obviously no-one has experienced that before. It added a bit of anxiety for a few of the Aussies over here. But we signed up to play the tournament until the start of June. Hopefully, it all reopens on May 15 and we’ll be able to get back.”
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