The second wave of coronavirus has swept throughout India and the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has gone together with it.
Over the past two days, a number of gamers from three IPL groups have examined Covid optimistic. This contains Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, Delhi Capitals’ (DC) Amit Mishra and now, SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha.
Now because the IPL stands suspended, one of many main duties for the Board of Cricket Management in India (BCCI) will likely be to make sure the protected journey of abroad gamers again to their nation.
Talking on the identical, one of many BCCI officers on the situation of anonymity stated to The Free Press Journal, “People have examined optimistic from completely different groups. So it means the event occurring with present variables places too many lives in danger.
“And as we stated earlier than, the event just isn’t over for the BCCI till every one in every of them has reached their houses in respective international locations. The BCCI will provide full help financially and in any approach attainable to make sure that each international nationwide a part of the IPL reaches their houses safely.”
Based on the supply, the BCCI via diplomatic channels is involved with the Authorities of Australia.
“The air routes with South Africa are nonetheless open and now we have round 13 to 14 people from the nation. The New Zealanders and English cricketers also can fly out to their county by following their pointers of quarantine and testing,” he stated.
Even Bangladesh cricketers can fly or cross the border by street if wanted with air route suspended. Whereas the state of affairs is completely different with Australia.
“We’ll via diplomatic channels make sure that the gamers do not face any issues approach again residence because the air routes are closed. The BCCI can be protecting Cricket Australia within the loop of issues. There shouldn’t be a lot to fret about.”
In all, 35 Australians are a part of this IPL version, together with 13 gamers, 11 coaches, 4 commentators, two umpires, and 4 help employees.