Hockley insisted that Australian players are feeling protected and safe within the IPL bio-bubble however his feedback got here earlier than it emerged that two KKR players have examined constructive for the dreaded virus, resulting in the postponement of the franchise’s recreation towards RCB on Monday.
Australian pacer Pat Cummins’ Kolkata Knight Riders teammates Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have returned constructive assessments.
Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn had lately requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a charter flight for Australia players after the match concluded on May 30.
“There’s no suggestion at the moment of any charter flight,” Hockley advised Melbourne radio station SEN.
“We’re working closely and talking closely with the Australian Cricketers’ Association, with the players and with the BCCI to make sure everyone’s okay and the people have got full information.
“We’ve been in contact with the players there and they’re usually in good spirits. The work the BCCI has executed across the (bio-safe) bubble means they’re feeling protected and safe, and people we have talked to are usually planning to finish their taking part in commitments.”
The Cricket Australia boss said they are monitoring the situation and a decision will be made but not immediately.
“The BCCI have come out and stated they perceive and wish to help the players in ensuring they get house safely at the tip.
“The tournament doesn’t finish until the 30th of May, so for the moment it’s monitoring the situation and as we get closer to the end of the tournament we’ll need to see where the situation is at,” he stated.
The Australian authorities lately banned its residents from travelling again from India, which is battling a extreme second wave of the pandemic that causes 1000’s of each day deaths.
Australia’s Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye and Kane Richardson had been additionally half of the IPL however they flew out of India earlier than the ban was introduced.
Australia nonetheless have lot of present and former players within the League, performing totally different roles.
The likes of David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith are competing as players whereas former captain Ricky Ponting is among the many coaches on obligation.
Maxwell had lately stated that Australian players wouldn’t thoughts travelling to the UK together with the Indian and New Zealand players, who’re set to compete within the World Test Championship last in Southampton from June 18.