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Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier examined constructive for the dreaded virus, forcing postponement of their recreation in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday. The match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday has additionally been postponed after CSK bowling coach L Balaji returned constructive.
But the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) chief govt, Todd Greenberg, stated the players of his nation haven’t any plans to depart the IPL as they’ve gone to India with their “eyes wide open.”
He, nonetheless, stated “concern” is rising over plans to get them house on the finish of the match.
“I think the majority are prepared to fulfil their commitments; they went in with their eyes wide open,” he stated on Radio 2GB. “They do want to see the tournament finished, but they also clearly want to come home at the end, and that’s where the concern comes, because there’s just not a definitive plan on how that’s going to happen at the moment.”
Greenberg stated Australian players within the KKR squad, Pat Cummins and Ben Cutting, are doing “fine” and “relatively safe” whereas beneath quarantine.
He stated he’s hoping no extra Covid-19 constructive instances come out within the IPL.
“You have to be a realist to understand once it breaks into one of these bubbles, that we may see more, but let’s hope we don’t. We’re keeping a close eye on it,” he stated.
“I think the BCCI have done a really good job, quickly, to try and isolate as best they can. But we’ve seen more cases reported in the last two weeks globally for Covid than in the last six months. So clearly on the other side of the world, there’re some real concerns.”
Three Australian players have already returned house, whereas commentator Michael Slater is now within the Maldives, unable to return to his nation after the suspension of flights from India till no less than May 15 as a result of of the huge Covid-19 surge.
India is at present recording over 3 lakh instances on a regular basis and greater than 3,000 every day deaths.
More than 30 Australians stay on the match, together with players, commentators and help workers.