Statement of Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Brijesh Patel on foreign players returning to their home
Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Brijesh Patel has said that after the league was postponed indefinitely when the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) exposed cases of covid-19 infection in a biologically safe environment
Will find a way to repatriate foreign players, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capital veteran spinner Amit Mishra were announced to suspend the league after they were found covid-19 positive.
The league was announced to be suspended after Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi Capitals veteran spinner Amit Mishra were found to be Covid-19 positive.
Apart from Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji on Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakravarthy were also found positive.
When asked about how the foreign players will return, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told PTI, “We need to send them home and we will find a way to do that.”
Foreign players associated with this breathtaking league are worried about returning to their countries because many countries have imposed travel restrictions due to the deadly epidemic in India.
The BCCI has earlier also assured the safe return of foreign players. A few days ago, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said that his country’s cricketers have no problem traveling in his chartered plane that will take players from India, New Zealand, and England to the UK after the IPL.
India and New Zealand are scheduled to play the final of the World Test Championship from June 18 and were to leave for England after the IPL ends.