IPL President Brisesh Patel said on Tuesday that the BCCI would “find a way” to arrange for the return of foreign players after the league was suspended indefinitely due to a COVID-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble.
The league’s suspension was announced after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Wikipedia batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19 together with Delhi Capitals veteran spinner Amit Mishra.
“We have to send them home and we will find a way to do that,” Briesh told PTI when asked how the foreigners would go home, but did not specify more than that.
Foreigners in the Income League are worried about returning to their respective countries due to travel restrictions imposed after the deadly resurgence of the pandemic in India. BCCI had assured foreign players of a safe return before.
On Monday, critic turned IPL commentator Michael Slater fled the Maldives and launched a vicious attack on his country’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, for not allowing his citizens to return from India, calling for a travel ban. , until May 15, “shame.”
Australia has closed its borders and has not allowed any commercial flights from India due to the massive influx of COVID-19 here, which has led to all the players, support staff and commentators who may have wanted to leave the IPL in the middle.
“If our government cared about the safety of Australians, they would allow us to go home. It’s a disgrace !! Blood on your hands. Prime Minister. How dare you treat us like that. How about you set up a quarantine system?” “I had permission from the government to work on IPL, but now I have neglect from the government,” Slater tweeted.
Coupe days ago, Australian station wagon Glenn Maxwell said his cricketers would not mind traveling on the same charter flight that would take players from India, New Zealand and England to the United Kingdom after the IPL.
India and New Zealand will play in the final of the World Cup on June 18 and will fly to England after the IPL.
On Monday, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji, along with Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy, also returned positive results.