Cricket Australia interim CEO thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India for ensuring that all the Australian players who were part of IPL 2021 safely reach their home.
All 38 players including players, support staff, and commentators who were stuck in the Maldives after IPL 2021 was suspended for an indefinite period of time. The contingent includes top players such as David Warner, Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and CSK batting coach Michael Hussey.
We’re delighted. We’re really grateful to the BCCI for getting them home quickly and safely. I haven’t spoken to them since they’ve landed, but obviously we’ve been in text exchange and I’m sure they’ll be very relieved and very appreciative to be home,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hockley as saying.
He also talked about the national team’s upcoming tour to the West Indies for the month of July in the Caribbean Island.
“We plan each tour as we go. We’ve got a bit of time now before West Indies. International cricket will need to support each other, we’ve seen last summer, with India coming here, what a great series that was, and we’re committed to supporting other cricketing nations around the world,” said Hockley.
After the postponement of IPL 2021 due to the rise in the number of cases inside the IPL bio bubble and Australian government imposed a ban on all travelers from India till May 15th so in that case, BCCI decided to fly back all Australian player to the Maldives where they stayed till May 15th and after then they became eligible to fly for their homeland.