Indian Premier League: Cricket Australia Not To Seek Travel Ban Exemptions For Players, In Touch With BCCI For Repatriation | Cricket News

IPL 2021: CA Not To Seek Travel Ban Exemptions For Players, In Touch With BCCI For Repatriation

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With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season getting suspended, many Australian cricketers are stranded within the nation amid its rising COVID-19 disaster. Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) in a joint assertion stated that they perceive the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) determination to postpone the event. The assertion additionally revealed that the CA wouldn’t search any journey ban exemptions from their authorities for the Aussie gamers, after the federal government issued a ban on direct passenger flights from India till May 15.

India is presently battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and are among the many worst-affected nations. India’s complete COVID-19 circumstances crossed the 2-crore mark on Tuesday with over 3.57 lakh infections.

“Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association understand the decision of the BCCI to indefinitely postpone the 2021 Indian Premier League for the safety and wellbeing of all participants,” the CA and ACA stated in a joint assertion.

“CA is in direct contact with the BCCI as they work through plans to ensure the safe accommodation and repatriation of Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators back home to Australia.”

“CA and the ACA respect the decision of the Australian Government to pause travel from India until at least 15 May and will not seek exemptions.”

“CA and the ACA thank BCCI for their efforts and cooperation for the safe repatriation of all participants at the IPL.”


IPL 2021 started on April 9, and just lately reported many constructive circumstances. Two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) gamers – Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – examined constructive for the virus, together with Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a help workers member.

Three Australian cricketers – Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye – already pulled out of the event earlier when the journey ban was imposed, and left for his or her houses.

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