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Cricket Australia’s Nick Hockley thanks BCCI for ‘safe and quick’ return of Australian players amidst COVID-19 crisis

Cricket Australia’s Nick Hockley thanks BCCI for ‘secure and fast’ return of Australian gamers amidst COVID-19 disaster

Melbourne: Cricket Australia’s interim chief govt Nick Hockley on Monday mentioned he was “grateful” to the BCCI for making certain a “secure and fast” return of Australia’s IPL contingent from India following a stopover in Maldives.

Australian gamers, together with Pat Cummins, David Warner and Steve Smith, arrived in Sydney virtually two weeks after the T20 league was indefinitely suspended following a breach in its COVID-19 bio-security bubble.

File picture of Cricket Australia interim chief govt Nick Hockley. Picture: Twitter @cricketcomau

“We’re delighted. We’re actually grateful to the BCCI for getting them dwelling shortly and safely. I have never spoken to them since they’ve landed, however clearly we have been in textual content alternate and I am certain they will be very relieved and really appreciative to be dwelling,” Hockey was quoted as saying in Sydney Morning Herald.

A gaggle of 38 Australians, together with 14 gamers, had left for the Maldives on 6 Might after the suspension of IPL 2021 as their authorities had banned flights from India until Might 15 within the wake of an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 circumstances there.

Moreover the gamers, the coming group included assist workers and commentators, who have been all flown out of India to the Maldives through chartered planes after the IPL’s suspension.

The Australia cricketers, assist workers and commentators will endure a 14-day obligatory quarantine throughout resorts in Sydney earlier than leaving for his or her respective locations.

The IPL was suspended 29 matches into the season.

Chennai Tremendous Kings’ batting coach Michael Hussey additionally headed dwelling on Sunday through Doha after testing destructive for COVID-19 on Friday. He had examined optimistic for the virus on Might 4 and was delivered to Chennai from Delhi in an air ambulance.

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Updated: May 17, 2021 — 1:33 pm

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