May 6, 2021

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Cricket news, Cricket Australia responds after IPL’s suspension leaves Australian stars stranded

Cricket Australia will not seek repatriation exemption Indian Australian Premier League stars stranded following competition suspension.

In a statement released tonight, CA said they are in contact with the Cricket Board of Control in India as they are working through plans to ensure safe housing for Australian cricketers trapped in a global disaster area so they can be repatriated in line with Australian government directives. .

The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry took a decision tonight to suspend the league indefinitely thereafter A group of players tested positive for the virus.

CA welcomed the decision in light of the devastation in India. But it also raised questions about the immediate future of Australian IPL stars.

More than 30 Australians remain in the IPL, including players, commentators and support staff, with the Pat Cummins And the Ben Cutting Now in isolation, after it was confirmed that two of their Kolkata Knight Riders were infected with the virus.

But with play stalled, the immediate paths of action for the international superstars are unclear as the league and its franchises are immediately disbanded.

In response to the unfolding crisis, CA said it is working with Indian authorities to ensure the safety of some of the biggest Australian names in cricket and their eventual repatriation.

“Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association understand BCCI’s decision to postpone the Indian Premier League 2021 indefinitely for the safety and well-being of all participants,” a statement issued by the Australian Cricket Federation said Tuesday evening.

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“CA is in direct contact with BCCI as they work through plans to ensure safe accommodation and repatriation for Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators back home to Australia.

The CA and ACA respect the Australian government’s decision to temporarily suspend travel from India until at least 15 May and will not seek exemptions.

“The CA and ACA thank BCCI for their efforts and cooperation for the safe return of all IPL participants.”

Evolution comes as the great Australian cricketer Michael Slater launched an angry attack on Australian Prime Minister Scott MorrisonAccusing him of “staining your hands with blood” and calling for “sorting out” the quarantine system.

Describing the allegations as absurd, Mr Morrison told Nine Today that a temporary ban on travel from India was necessary due to the massive rise in positive cases in the country.

Speaking on Radio 2GB, ACA CEO Todd Greenberg said Slater’s position highlighted the complexity of the problem.

“They are strong words, and I think you can feel through Michael his frustration, and I am sure the frustration will be shared by many stranded Australians, not just cricketers, but Australians stranded in other parts of the world who want to go home. “.

“It’s very difficult for the government, they are clearly trying to keep all of us safe here, but also take care of our people who are elsewhere in the world.

“We will just have to work closely with the government, we just have to work closely with each other, be patient, and try to find a plan at home.”

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