Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Brijesh Patel has confirmed that the BCCI will “find a way” to arrange the return of foreign players after the league was suspended due to a COVID-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble.
The suspension of the league was announced following Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for COVID-19, as well as Delhi Capitals’ veteran spinner Amit Mishra.
“We need to send them home and we will find a way to do that,” Brijesh told PTI. Foreign players involved in the league have been expressed concerns over returning to their respective countries due to travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the resurgence of the pandemic in India.
On Monday, cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Slater, who was commentating in the IPL, escaped to the Maldives and launched an attack on his country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison for not allowing its citizens to return from India.
“If our Government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace!! Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect,” Slater tweeted.
Author: Jake Wilkin