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The 14th season of the IPL has been postponed due to rising cases of corona. In the last 2 days, 4 players from 3 franchises and 1 staff have come positive. According to sources, more cases may come up. In such a situation, many teams have quarantined themselves.
It has also posed a challenge to the Board of Control for Cricket in India. There were 61 games in the league at the moment. Now the BCCI also has the responsibility to successfully deliver them all home. But many countries including UAE and Australia have banned flights coming from India. In such a situation, it is a big challenge for the BCCI to send all of them home with security.
Over 100 foreign players and staff in India
Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad have the most 8-8 foreign players. At the same time, there are 7 foreign players in Royal Challengers Bangalore and 6 in Rajasthan Royals. It has more than 50 players from Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa. Along with this, players from Bangladesh and West Indies are also associated with this league. Not only this, more than 40 staff and commentators from all these countries are also in India.
Australia and Bangladesh ban flights from India
Many countries have banned entry for people coming from India. Australia and Bangladesh are the main countries in this. At the same time, people going from India to England will have to follow strict quarantine rules for 10 days. People will be quarantined in hotels approved by the UK government. Also, he will have to undergo corona test on the second and 8th day.
Now players cannot go to their country even without UAE
However, the UAE opened its gates until a few days ago. But they too put a ban on flights originating from India till May 14, after rising cases of corona in India. Andrew Tye of Australia and Liam Livingstone of England returned to their respective countries after leaving the IPL.
Bangladesh has also banned air services from India and South Africa since 1 May. But their land border is open. Those arriving via this route will be sent in a 14-day strict quarantine.
New Zealand Cricket Board is in contact with its players
New Zealand is the only country where the people of their country have been allowed to come. But no country is willing to bring its players from India at this time. New Zealand Cricket gave a statement on the situation in India and said that we are in touch with our players.
He said that all the players are safe and the players who are in contact with the team have quarantined themselves. We are constantly in touch with the BCCI, ECB and New Zealand Government. At this time it is difficult to say anything in a hurry.
People going from India to Australia will be jailed
At the same time, Australia has banned flights till 15 May. Along with this, strict rules have also been imposed for people of their own or any country. According to the rule, if any person comes to their country from India, then they will be jailed. In such a situation, Cricket Australia is not considering recalling any player. CA said on Monday that at present there is no option for chartered flights. All players are safe.