New Delhi: BCCI has suspended the 14th season of IPL indefinitely due to Corona virus. In such a situation, foreign players are returning to their country. The Australian team involved in the IPL left for Maldives on Thursday and the South African team went home. The New Zealand team will have to wait till Friday to return. After the suspension of the IPL, foreign cricketers have started saying goodbye to India and are hopeful that the country will recover from the second wave of the Kovid-19 pandemic.
CSK coach Mike Hussey will remain in Chennai now
Australia’s 40-member squad left for Maldives on Thursday, except Coronavirus-infected Mike Hussey. The Australian team will wait in the Maldives until the end of the travel ban till May 15 so that they can leave home. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings coach Mike Hussey will remain in Chennai for the time being Corona positive. Cricket Australia said in the release, & lsquo; & lsquo; We can confirm that the Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators have left India safely and are reaching Maldives. Australians coming from India will stay in the Maldives until they are cleared to travel to Australia. & Rsquo; & rsquo;
South African and Bangladeshi players reaching home
The 11-member South African team left for Johannesburg as their country has not banned travel from India. South African star Faf Duplessis, who plays for Chennai Superkings, wrote on Instagram, & lsquo; & lsquo; My prayers are with the people of India that they will get over it. Take care of yourself. & Rsquo; & rsquo; Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman also reached Dhaka on Thursday for which Rajasthan Royals and KKR arranged for chartered flights.
New Zealand players to return home on Friday
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced that four members of the New Zealand Test team, including captain Kane Williamson, will leave India for Britain on May 11, while The remaining players will return home on Friday. New Zealand have to play a two-Test series against host England from June 2, after which the team will play the final of the World Test Championship against India at Southampton from June 18. NZC Chief Executive David White said in a statement on Thursday, “& lsquo; & lsquo; We have worked with BCCI and various IPL franchises on various strategies for players’ departure and we appreciate their support in this challenging time. & Rsquo” ; & rsquo;