IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel ensures the safe return of overseas players to their Respective Countries!
The IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel on Tuesday said that the BCCI will definitely “find a way” to send the foreign players back home after the IPL 2021 gets postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 scare in bio-bubbles.
The suspension of the league was announced after SRH wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has tested positive for COVID-19 along with DC’s spinner Amit Mishra. “We need to send them home and we will find a way to do that,” Brijesh told PTI when asked how the foreigners will return home but did not elaborate beyond that.
The overseas players involved in the IPL 2021 are concerned about returning to their respective countries due to travel restrictions imposed on India in the wake of a deadly resurgence of the Pandemic in the country. The BCCI had assured the foreign players a safe return earlier also.
Commentator Michael Slater criticized Australia’s Prime Minister for not permitting its citizens to return back home!
Australia has closed its borders to India & is not allowing any commercial flights from India because of the massive COVID-19 surge which has led to all the players, support staff, and commentators, who might have wanted to leave the IPL midway in a fix.
On Monday, Michael Slater who was doing commentary in the IPL 2021, escaped to the Maldives & launched an attack on his country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison for not allowing its citizens to return from India calling the travel ban till May 15 a “disgrace”.
“If our Government cared for the safety of the Australian then they would allow us to get back home. It’s a disgrace! Blood on your hand’s PM. How dare you treat us like this? How about you sort out the quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect,” Slater tweeted.
A couple of days back, Glenn Maxwell said that the cricketers from Australia won’t mind traveling in the same chartered plane that would take India, New Zealand, and England players to the UK after the IPL.
On Monday, CSK’s bowling coach L Balaji along with KKR bowlers Sandeep Warrier & Varun Chakravarthy has also tested positive for COVID-19. Whereas today, the reports of Wriddhiman Saha & Amit Mishra tested positive for COVID-19 was doing rounds on the internet. The rising cases of COVID-19 within the bio-bubble have forced the BCCI to postpone the IPL 2021 in midway.