Cricket Australia confirmed on Thursday (May 6), that all the stranded Australian players and staff, except Mike Hussey, involved in the tournament have been “safely transported” to the Maldives.
CA reiterated that the board will not seek exemption for the players from the government, adding that Australians will be stationed in the Maldives until the conclusion of the travel pause.
The Australian board also thanked BCCI for flying out their players and staff out of India within two days of the IPL 2021 postponement.
“We can confirm that Australian players, coaches, match officials and commentators have been safely transported from India and are en route to the Maldives,” CA said.
The 2021 edition of the IPL was suspended after four players — SunRisers Hyderabad batsman Wriddhiman Saha, Delhi Capitals’ spinner Amit Mishra and KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — tested positive for COVID-19 in the bio-bubble.
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