The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday suspended the continuing version of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), a choice taken after plenty of COVID-19 circumstances emerged in the bio-bubble.
Meanwhile, the decision has left Australian players and staff members in a fix as they can’t journey back to their nation as a result of journey ban which was introduced by their authorities.
Threatening a five-year jail time period or hefty high quality, the Australian authorities has not too long ago quickly barred its residents from getting into the nation if they occurred to be in India inside 14 days of their supposed arrival.
The restrictions got here into impact from May 3 and breaching the ban dangers civil penalties and as much as 5 years imprisonment, Health Minister Greg Hunt mentioned in a press release.
Hence, the decision implies that the Australian contingent which was a part of IPL 2021 would possibly be jailed for 5 years or will must pay a hefty high quality if they return house earlier than May 15.
Moreover, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had final week introduced a ban on passenger flights from India until May 15 and additionally mentioned that there would be no particular privileges given to the Australian players in India.
Commenting on the identical, Cricket Australia said it will not seek an exemption on the travel ban and thanked BCCI for his or her efforts to make sure the security of all contributors on the IPL.
“CA and the ACA respect the decision of the Australian Government to pause travel from India until at least May 15 and will not seek exemptions,” a joint assertion from Cricket Australia (CA) and ACA learn.
However, Cricket Australia mentioned that it’s in direct contact with the BCCI to make sure protected lodging and repatriation of the Australian contingent.
“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 assertion learn.
“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,” it added.
“CA and the ACA thank the BCCI for their efforts and cooperation for the safe repatriation of all participants at the IPL.”
Earlier, the BCCI mentioned that it will do every part in its energy to rearrange for the safe and protected passage of all of the contributors in IPL 2021.