Australian Cricketers Are Returning Home in a Special Flight
Finally, good news for the Australian cricketers as they got permission to get back home on a special flight. David Warner, Steve Smith, and Ricky Ponting are finally getting permission to return to the country. A BCCI chartered plane is scheduled to leave for Australia tomorrow (May 16) with 36 Australians returning to the IPL.
The list includes cricketers as well as coaches, support staff, commentators, and match officials. Chennai Super Kings coach Mike Hasio is also getting permission to return home. A few days ago, the former Aussie star became negative in Corona.
However, Glenn Maxwell-Pat Cummins can’t go home with a smile. He will return to the country on another flight via Doha, Qatar. On the other hand, all the Aussie stars will return to the country on a special flight from the Maldives on Monday. According to Indian media, the plane will first stop in Perth, Australia from the Maldives. From there he will travel to Sydney with the rest.
Even after returning to the country, the Australians returning to the IPL are not able to return to their families immediately. Everyone has to do compulsory quarantine in the hotel. If the result of a few rounds of the covid test is negative, the clearance to return home will be given.
Earlier, Sourav Ganguly’s BCCI decided to postpone the IPL as the Covid-19 epidemic virus had entered the bio bubble of the 14th edition of the IPL. Cricketers from all other countries returned to the country but the Aussie stars did not return. India has imposed strict laws on returning passengers and naturally, they did not return to the country at the right time.
Everyone was sent from India to the Maldives for quarantine. Warners quarantined there. Australian cricketers are breathing a sigh of relief at the news of finally returning home.