Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) at present has no plans to prepare a constitution flight to convey its gamers house from COVID-19 ravaged India as soon as the Indian Premier League (IPL) is over, a declared Monday its chief Nick Hockley.
Hockley insisted Australian gamers really feel protected 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, which has led to the postponement of the franchise match in opposition to RCB on Monday.
Australian Pacer’s Kolkata Knight Riders teammates Pat Cummins – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – have returned optimistic exams.
Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn lately requested Cricket Australia to rearrange a constitution flight for Australian gamers after the event ended on Could 30.
“There is no such thing as a suggestion at the moment of a constitution flight,” Hockley informed Melbourne radio station SEN.
“We’re working very carefully and speaking carefully with the Australian Cricket Affiliation, with the gamers and with the BCCI to verify everyone seems to be okay and other people have full info.
“We have been in touch with the gamers there they usually’re typically in a very good temper. The work the BCCI has finished across the (bio-secure) bubble means they really feel protected, and whoever we’re. talked about are typically planning to meet their gaming commitments. “
The Cricket Australia boss stated he was monitoring the state of affairs and a choice can be made, however not instantly.
“BCCI got here out and stated they understood and wished to assist the gamers be sure that they acquired house protected on the finish.
“The event doesn’t finish till Could 30, so in the intervening time he’s monitoring the state of affairs and because the event nears the tip we must see the place the state of affairs is,” he stated.
The Australian authorities lately banned its residents from getting back from India, which is fighting a second wave of the extreme pandemic that’s killing 1000’s of individuals each day.
Australians Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson have been additionally a part of the IPL, however they left India earlier than the ban was introduced.
Australia nonetheless have plenty of present and former gamers within the League, enjoying 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 serving coaches.
Maxwell had lately stated Australian gamers wouldn’t thoughts touring to the UK with gamers from India and New Zealand, who’re set to compete within the World Testing Championship ultimate in Southampton from June 18.