Former Test cricketer turned commentator Michael Slater has accused Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, of having “blood on his hands” as the Covid-19 crisis escalates in India. The Twitterati came down harsh on Michael for putting money before health amid the coronavirus pandemic. After such accusations, Slater clarified that he has not earned anything since he departed from India midway.
The statement comes after PM Morrison said there would be no special arrangement to bring back the cricketers. Morrison said currently in India taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). The PM’s announcement came after Australia batsman Chris Lynn, who represents the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He had requested chartered flights for the cricketers to return home after the 14th edition of the tournaments gets over.
Former Australia cricketer on Monday took to Twitter to slam Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. His government for slapping a ban on Australian citizens returning from India.
Australian residents and citizens are banned from entering the country within 14 days of being in India and those who disobey face fines and jail.
“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,” Slater.
Kolkata’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for Covid. They forcing the rest of the team, including Australians Pat Cummins, Ben Cutting, and coach David Hussey, into isolation.
The sizeable Australian contingent remaining in India will find themselves in limbo – without any cricket and with no way home until at least 15 May.
Chartering a flight could provide a way out but would still need federal government approval.