IPLs Aussie cricketers get home but will have to wait to meet their families

  • Editorji_ipl
  • English
  • 2021
  • 00h : 00m : 46s

    Audio: English

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<p>Pat Cummins and Steve Smith led the pack as Australias Indian Premier League contingent arrived back in Sydney on Monday. The cricketers reached home almost two weeks after the lucrative cricket tournament was suspended amid surging Covid-19 infections in India. The IPL was postponed indefinitely on May 4 after players or staff from at least three of the eight franchises returned positive tests for the coronavirus.&nbsp;The BCCI&nbsp;urged players from all over the world to return to their homes as soon as possible but the timing left Australian players, coaches and commentators in limbo because the government had temporarily barred incoming travellers from India.&nbsp;Most Australian cricketers relocated to the Maldives and waited for the travel ban to be lifted before getting a charter flight home. The cricketers will now spend two weeks in hotel quarantine before heading home.</p>