Australian players will go home via Sri Lanka or the Maldives after IPL suspension

Several Australian players, coaches, and commentators part of the Indian Premier League 2021 will be moving out of India within the next few days after the cash-rich league was indefinitely suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the bubble. Cricket Australia’s interim chief executive Nick Hockley said that BCCI is working on getting a unit of 38 personnel safely out of India to either Maldives or Sri Lanka first before being allowed to head back to their homes.

After hosting just 29 matches of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India was forced to take a harsh call of suspending the tournament for an indefinite time. The postponement of the T20 League has left the Australian players stranded in India as they can’t go back to their home country immediately. India is reporting over 3.5 lakhs daily positive coronavirus cases and seeing the state of the Asian nation, the Australian government has banned the entry of any flight or people from India. The Australian government has imposed a ban on all flights from India until May 15. Hence, the players will have to wait it out until then before it becomes clear how they will be allowed back into Australia. The travel restrictions have been imposed till May 15 and the people defying the order by the government can be jailed or will have to pay a hefty fine.