CA & ACA extends their gratitude to the BCCI for showing responsiveness in safely transferring Australian Contingent to Maldives!
The Cricket Australia & the Australian Cricketers Association on Thursday confirmed that the Australian players, coaches, match officials & commentators have been safely transported from India & are on their way to Maldives.
The Australians will live in the Maldives until the end of the travel ban from India to Australia. As previously informed the CA & ACA doesn’t seek an exemption from the Australian Government. “CA & the ACA extends their sincere thanks to the BCCI for their responsiveness in transporting the Australians from India to the Maldives in less than two days after the decision to postpone the IPL 2021 indefinitely was taken”, said Cricket Australia in its Official Statement.
Mike Hussey will stay in India until he is safe to travel back to Australia!
However, Mike Hussey stays back in India after being tested positive for COVID-19. Mike has mild symptoms of COVID-19 & is currently under the supervision of his IPL franchise CSK. CA & ACA will work closely with the BCCI to ensure that Mike Hussey returns safely to Australia when it is safe for him to travel.
The safety of every individual involved in the IPL has forced the BCCI & the IPL Governing Council to postpone the IPL indefinitely on Tuesday. “The BCCI and the IPL GC have unanimously decided to postpone the 2021 season till further notice. We don’t wish to compromise the safety of the players, the people involved, the employees, the groundsmen, the match officials, every single person involved,” Jay Shah told ANI.
On Monday KKR’s two players Varun Chakravarthy & Sandeep Warrier were tested positive for COVID-19 which has resulted in the postponement of Monday’s clash between RCB & KKR. While on Tuesday, SRH wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19. Also, two members of the CSK contingent & Amit Mishra of the Delhi Capitals were also tested positive for COVID-19.
This sudden outbreak of COVID-19 into the bio-bubbles has raised concerns for the BCCI. Thus BCCI along with IPL GC unanimously decided to postpone the IPL 2021 indefinitely, keeping in mind the safety of all involved in the league.