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IPL 2021: Steve Smith, David Warner and other Aussies quarantining in Maldives rattled by falling rocket debris


Nearly 37 Australian cricketers, officers, and coaches have been rattled by the sonic increase of Chinese rocket debris that crashed into the Indian Ocean on Sunday.

The Aussies, including Test stars Steve Smith, David Warner, and Pat Cummins, are quarantining at a resort in the Maldives after the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) was postponed indefinitely resulting from a bio-bubble breach.

“We heard the bang around 5.30 a.m. this morning (Sunday). Experts say the noise we heard is the crack in the atmosphere which sets off a wave of sound not the actual impact of the rocket,” Warner informed The Australian from the Maldives.

The contingent will fly again to Australia as soon as it completes the quarantine interval mandated by the nation.

China had, on April 29, launched a module for establishing its first everlasting area station in orbit and it was identified that the rockets carrying the primary module would re-enter earth’s environment round Saturday or Sunday.

The China Manned Space Engineering Office had allayed international fears that the falling debris would trigger any injury, saying that a lot of the debris “would burn up in the atmosphere”.

But the uncontrolled re-entry into the environment, with some remnants falling at just a few places in Maldives, has drawn flak from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had despatched the Aussies to the Maldives as there’s a ban on direct flights to Australia because of the Covid-19 scenario in India.



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