Players will have to decide on IPL themselves- Graeme Smith

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Director of Cricket of South African Graeme Smith made a big statement said players will have to decide on IPL themselves, the cricket board of the country is always ready to help the players but it is for the cricketers to decide Whether he wants to continue in the Indian Premier League (IPL) or not.

Covid-19 infiltrated in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier of Kolkata Knight Riders were found infected with this virus. For this reason, their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed. The testing of some members of Chennai Super Kings staff has also come up positive.

Graeme Smith said, “We have offered support to the players and have made ourselves available if there is any kind of concern.” He said, “Ultimately (to remain in the IPL) they have to decide.”

11 players from South Africa are currently playing for different teams in the IPL. These include limited-overs captain Quinton De Kock, fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf Du Plessis.

Several countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have banned flights from India, but South Africa still has kept its borders open to travelers, who are required to submit a negative test report within 72 hours of the trip.

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