May 14, 2021

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Indian Premier League suspension: Cricket Australia to move IPL cohort out of India | Cricket News


Cricket Australia boss Nick Hockley confirms intention to move Australian IPL cohort out of India after league suspension; Mike Hussey has tested positive for the coronavirus; Several English players have already left India

Last updated: 05/05/21 8:23 am

Pat Cummins plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL

Pat Cummins plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL

The Indian Cricket Council (BCCI) will help move the entire Australian cohort from the Indian Premier League to the Maldives or Sri Lanka in the coming days, Cricket Australia boss Nick Hockley has confirmed.

Hockley also said former Australia test international Mike Hussey, batting coach of the Chennai Super Kings, tested positive for coronavirus.

The IPL was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday due to the escalating COVID-19 health crisis in India, with three teams having now confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a fourth team, Sunrisers Hyderabad, reportedly reportedly had a positive test returned by goalkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha. .

The Australian government had banned its own citizens from returning home within 14 days of their stay in India, leaving dozens of IPL players, coaches and officials stranded.

England players Sam Billings, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow have managed to secure return flights to the UK but will now have to comply with quarantine rules.

“So what we’re working to do and what BCCI is working on, and they’ve been incredibly cooperative, is working to move the entire cohort out of India,” Hockley told reporters in Sydney.

“This is now limited to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. BCCI is currently working on the final details and we expect this move to happen in the next two or three days.”

Cummings: Stuck IPL players are anxious

Australia’s ban on travelers from India has added “anxiety” to its cricketers following the suspension from the Indian Premier League (IPL), Australian vice-captain Pat Cummins said.

Australian fast bowler Cummins isolates himself at an Ahmedabad hotel after two of his Kolkata Knight Riders teammates contracted COVID-19 before organizers ended the tournament on Tuesday.

Cummins said the Australia travel ban, which will be revised on May 15, was a “little” shock.

“Obviously no one has experienced this before,” he told the Australian broadcaster. Fox sports.

“It added a bit of angst for some of the Australians here. But we have signed up to play the tournament until early June.

“I hope everything reopens on May 15 and we can come back.”