Amid media reports suggesting that the Australian players don’t want to stay till the end of the ongoing IPL, a fresh media report citing Cricket Australia claims that it is far from being true. Notably, the second wave of the pandemic is rampant across the country and Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a ban on passenger flights from India till May 15 which led to all sorts of speculations regarding the participation of Australian players in the T20 tournament. Some Australian media reports also claimed that all Aussie players currently plying their trade in IPL want to come back via chartered flights and are in touch with the Australian government.
However, Cricket Australia sources have now ended all such speculations. They stated that all reports suggesting otherwise are mere rumours and the players want to stay till the end of the tournament. “The players are intending to remain until the end of the tournament unless something changes dramatically. The media reports citing otherwise are incorrect,” the CA source was quoted in an ANI report.
Lynn urges CA to arrange chartered flight to bring players home but at the end of tournament
Earlier, Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn stated that he had asked Australia’s cricket board to arrange a charter flight to bring players home but at the end of the tournament.
“I texted back that as Cricket Australia make 10 per cent of every IPL contract, was there a chance we could spend that money this year on a charter flight once the tournament is over?” Lynn had told to an Australian media channel.
“I know there are people worse off than us. But we are going from a really tight bubble and are getting vaccinated next week, so hopefully, the government will let us get home on a private charter,” Lynn added.