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IPL 2021: CA boss Nick Hockley says no plans yet for bringing Australians back home on charter flight

IPL 2021: CA boss Nick Hockley says no plans but for bringing Australians again dwelling on constitution flight

Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) presently has no plans to rearrange a constitution flight to deliver its gamers again dwelling from COVID-19-ravaged India as soon as the Indian Premier League (IPL) will get over, its chief Nick Hockley stated on Monday.

Hockley insisted that Australian gamers are feeling secure and safe within the IPL bio-bubble however his feedback got here earlier than it emerged that two KKR gamers have examined constructive for the dreaded virus, resulting in the postponement of the franchise’s recreation towards RCB on Monday.

Australian pacer Pat Cummins’ Kolkata Knight Riders teammates — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — have returned constructive checks.

Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn had just lately requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a constitution flight for Australia gamers after the match concludes on 30 Might.

File image of Cricket Australia interim chief executive Nick Hockley. Image: Twitter @cricketcomau

File picture of Cricket Australia interim chief govt Nick Hockley. Picture: Twitter @cricketcomau

“There isn’t any suggestion in the meanwhile of any constitution flight,” Hockley advised Melbourne radio station SEN.

“We’re working carefully and speaking carefully with the Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation, with the gamers and with the BCCI to verify everybody’s okay and the individuals have gotten full info.

“We have been in contact with the gamers there and they’re usually in good spirits. The work the BCCI has carried out across the (bio- safe) bubble means they’re feeling secure and safe, and people we have talked to are usually planning to finish their taking part in commitments.”

The Cricket Australia boss stated they’re monitoring the state of affairs and a call can be made however not instantly.

“The BCCI have come out and stated they perceive and need to assist the gamers in ensuring they get dwelling safely on the finish.

“The match would not end till the thirtieth of Might, so for the second it is monitor the state of affairs and as we get nearer to the top of the match we’ll must see the place the state of affairs is at,” he stated.

The Australian authorities just lately banned its residents from travelling again from India, which is battling a extreme second wave of the pandemic that inflicting 1000’s of every day deaths.

Australia’s Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson have been additionally a part of the IPL however they flew out of India earlier than the ban was introduced.

Australia nonetheless have lot of present and former gamers within the League, performing 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 coaches on obligation.

Maxwell had just lately stated that Australian gamers wouldn’t thoughts travelling to UK together with the Indian and New Zealand gamers, who’re set to compete within the World Take a look at Championship closing in Southampton from 18 June.

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Updated: May 3, 2021 — 11:28 am

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