IPL 2021: ACA chief says Australian gamers dedicated to fulfilling match duties regardless of COVID-19 scare
Melbourne: Nearly all of the Australian cricketers presently within the IPL wish to fulfil their commitments with their respective franchises even after the match’s bio-bubble was breached with two gamers testing constructive for COVID-19, the top of the nation’s gamers’ union (ACA) stated on Tuesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier examined constructive for the dreaded virus, forcing postponement of their sport in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. The match between Chennai Tremendous Kings and Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday has additionally been postponed after CSK bowling coach L Balaji returned constructive.
However, Australian Cricketers Affiliation (ACA) chief government Todd Greenberg stated the gamers of his nation haven’t any plans to go away the IPL as they’ve gone to India with their “eyes huge open.” He, nevertheless, stated “concern” is rising over plans to get them dwelling on the finish of the match.
“I believe the bulk are ready to fulfil their commitments, they went in with their eyes huge open,” he stated on Radio 2GB.
“They do wish to see the match completed, however in addition they clearly wish to come dwelling on the finish, and that is the place the priority comes, as a result of there’s simply not a definitive plan on how that is going to occur in the meanwhile.”
Greenberg stated Australian gamers within the KKR squad, Pat Cummins and Ben Chopping are doing “high-quality” and “comparatively protected” whereas underneath quarantine.
He stated he’s hoping no extra COVID-19 constructive circumstances come out within the IPL.
“It’s important to be a realist to grasp as soon as it breaks into certainly one of these bubbles that we may even see extra, however let’s hope we do not. We’re preserving an in depth eye on it,” he stated.
“I believe the BCCI have completed a very good job, shortly, to try to isolate as finest they’ll, however we have seen extra circumstances reported within the final two weeks globally for COVID than the final six months, so clearly on the opposite facet of the world there’s some actual issues.”
Three Australian gamers have already returned dwelling, whereas commentator Michael Slater is now within the Maldives, unable to return to his nation after the suspension of flights from India till not less than 15 Might due to the huge COVID-19 surge there.
India is presently recording over three lakh circumstances on a regular basis and greater than 3,000 day by day deaths.
Greater than 30 Australians stay on the match, together with gamers, commentators and assist employees.
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