Australian cricketers, coaches and commentators left the hotel quarantine on Monday after arriving from Kovid-affected India following the suspension of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
“It was nice to know we were going home, that’s for sure,” Pace Bowler Jason Berendorf, who represented Chennai Super Kings, was quoted by Fox Sports.
“It’s always hard to stay somewhere, and knowing we could go home was a relief, and now we’re out of quarantine, I can’t wait to go home and see my family,” he added.
The Australian players spent two weeks in quarantine in the Maldives and another week in Sydney after the Australian government banned direct flights from India to Australia until May 15.
“There were hugs and tears when dozens of Australian cricketers, coaches and commentators finally came out of hotel quarantine in Sydney on Monday morning,” a Fox Sports report said.
Many of the players are part of the 23-man Australian team with a white ball, who will travel to the West Indies next month for two series of limited shots, starting on July 9 in St. Lucia.
In addition, the Australians are likely to play a limited series in Bangladesh after the tour of the West Indies.