BCCI took a major decision after more COVID cases started approaching inside the bio bubble starting with two cases in the KKR camp which were followed by more cases in the CSK camp.
As most players have returned back home while some are on the way but the biggest jolt in this scenario is faced by Australian cricketers who can’t go back home till 15th May 2021 as the Australian government has imposed travel restrictions for fellow passengers from India.
The people defying the order by the government can be jailed or will have to pay a hefty fine.
However, Cricket Australia is in constant touch with BCCI to make sure that the alternate ways can be figured out to smoothly fly Australian players, support staff, contingent safely back home.
As per the latest developments, all the Australian contingents will be either flying back to Sri Lanka and the Maldives and wait till 15th May 2021 before they can fly back to Australia.
“The BCCI [Board of Control for Cricket in India] is working through arrangements to repatriate [the Australians] as quickly and safely as possible,” Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley said as quoted by ABC News.
“What the BCCI is working to do is to move the entire cohort out of India where they will wait until it is possible to return to Australia,” he added.
If reports are to believed, BCCI is looking to organize the remaining matches of IPL 2021 in September 2021.