All IPL Players From Australia Head To Maldives, To Stay There Amid Travel Ban
New Delhi: The Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators have been safely transported from India and are en route to the Maldives, confirmed the Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association on Thursday.
The Australians will remain in the Maldives until the conclusion of the travel pause pertaining to flights from India to Australia.
“CA and the ACA extend their sincere thanks to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for their responsiveness in moving the Australians from India to the Maldives less than two days after the decision to indefinitely postpone the Indian Premier League,” CA said in an official statement.
On the other hand, Mike Hussey, who tested positive for COVID-19 will remain in India till he recovers.
Mike is experiencing mild symptoms and is in the care of his IPL franchise, the Chennai Super Kings.
CA and the ACA will work closely with the BCCI to ensure Mike’s safe return to Australia when it is safe to do so.
Notably, the IPL was “indefinitely suspended” on Tuesday after multiple cases of COVID-19 emerged from Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings.