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IPL 2021: CA yet to start discussion with Australian cricketers about participation in UAE leg

IPL 2021: CA but to start out dialogue with Australian cricketers about participation in UAE leg

Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Monday mentioned it is but to start out discussions on whether or not Australian cricketers would compete within the IPL when the T20 league re-commences within the UAE in September.

Nick Hockley, who was confirmed as CA chief govt on Monday after performing the duties in an interim position, mentioned a call on IPL can wait as Australian gamers had been simply reunited with their households after finishing a two-week lodge quarantine.

Near 40 Australians, together with gamers, coaches, officers and commentators had been a part of the IPL bandwagon earlier than the league was halted on Could 4 after COVID-19 breached its bio-bubble.

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

“As soon as we get again collectively as a gaggle that (IPL) is one thing we’ll clearly want to debate,” Hockley was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

“Our gamers coming back from the IPL have solely at the moment come out of quarantine, so our first precedence is to verify they’re reunited with their households. We have now a tour to arrange for within the West Indies,” he added.

Hockley mentioned the gamers will regroup on the Nationwide Cricket Centre (in Brisbane) in a few weeks earlier than the West Indies tour and that might be the time to refocus.

“They’re clearly fairly shaken by the expertise, and are very appreciative to be again dwelling, very a lot trying ahead to being reunited with household and pals at the moment.”

The IPL will resume within the UAE in mid-September when Australia would not have any worldwide dedication.

Nonetheless, issues have been expressed that spending time in bio-bubbles one after one other may have an effect on gamers’ psychological well being.

As of now, the T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India and if the event can also be moved to the UAE just like the IPL, the possibilities of Australian gamers competing within the league might be extra since then they will not have to maneuver to a separate bio-bubble in India.

Australia are scheduled to journey to the West Indies in July after which straight to Bangladesh for a bilateral tour.

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Updated: May 31, 2021 — 11:12 am

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