Nick Hockley mentioned Cricket Australia is delighted that the gamers are again dwelling safely from Maldives.© Twitter
Cricket Australia’s interim CEO Nick Hockley on Monday mentioned that he’s grateful to the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) for guaranteeing Australian gamers reached their properties safely and shortly from the Maldives. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season was suspended on Might 4 attributable to a rising variety of Covid-19 circumstances and the complete Australian contingent had travelled to the Maldives attributable to a journey ban from India. Thirty-eight members of the Australian contingent stranded within the Maldives made their solution to dwelling soil on Monday. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey who had examined constructive for Covid-19 in India can be anticipated to achieve Australia on Monday through a separate flight.
“We’re delighted. We’re actually grateful to the BCCI for getting them dwelling shortly and safely. I have not spoken to them since they’ve landed, however clearly we have been in textual content trade and I am certain they’re going to be very relieved and really appreciative to be dwelling,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hockley as saying.
Over the previous week, Sandpaper Gate has as soon as once more change into an enormous speaking about after Cameron Bancroft recommended that greater than three individuals (Bancroft, Warner and Smith) had information concerning the concern.
When requested whether or not he has heard what Bancroft mentioned, Hockley replied: “No.”
Hockley was additionally seen optimistic about Australia’s upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies.
“We plan every tour as we go. We have got a little bit of time now earlier than West Indies. Worldwide cricket might want to assist one another, we have seen final summer time, with India coming right here, what a terrific collection that was, and we’re dedicated to supporting different cricketing nations all over the world,” mentioned Hockley.
Earlier this yr, Australia had referred to as off the collection towards South Africa attributable to rising COVID-19 circumstances. Because of this, Australia didn’t get an opportunity to make their factors rise within the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) standings.
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