England gamers started flying dwelling on Tuesday after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended following a rise in coronavirus circumstances.
IPL gamers together with Jos Buttler, Jason Roy and brothers Sam and Tom Curran have both already left or will accomplish that on Wednesday.
Nobody linked to England is believed to have examined optimistic for Covid-19.
On Tuesday the IPL mentioned it had “unanimously decided” to postpone the season after an emergency assembly.
It added: “The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL.
“This determination was taken maintaining the security, well being and wellbeing of all of the stakeholders in thoughts. These are tough occasions, particularly in India and whereas we now have tried to herald some positivity and cheer, nonetheless, it’s crucial that the event is now suspended and everybody goes again to their households and family members in these attempting occasions.
“The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021.”
Over the weekend, India recorded its highest each day coronavirus loss of life toll because the pandemic started.
The nation has recorded greater than 20 million circumstances, and to this point reported greater than 222,000 deaths from the virus.
Monday’s match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was postponed after two KKR players tested positive.
A Sunrisers Hyderabad participant additionally examined optimistic earlier than Tuesday’s match in opposition to Mumbai Indians.
Wednesday’s match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals had earlier been referred to as off after Chennai bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji examined optimistic.
The IPL, happening throughout six venues in India, is the richest franchise event in world cricket, with eight franchises representing totally different Indian cities in matches of 20 overs per aspect.
The Twenty20 event options world cricketing superstars bought by the franchises at public sale, together with India icon Virat Kohli. Fourteen England gamers have been signed up for the 2021 season, though harm had dominated out Jofra Archer.
Teams have been staying inside safe areas of motels and resorts within the numerous cities and didn’t have contact with folks outdoors the bubble.
ECB ‘in shut contact’ with gamers
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has no plans to rearrange a constitution flight for the England contingent in India as it’s the duty of the franchises to get the gamers and workers dwelling.
When the gamers go away India, they should be examined earlier than departure and upon arrival within the UK, after which quarantine in a resort for 10 days.
Though none of these linked to England is believed to have examined optimistic for Covid-19, it’s unknown whether or not any have been in shut contact with those that have.
An ECB spokesperson mentioned: “We are in close contact with our players and staff in India as arrangements are put in place for them to return home safely.”
Cricket Australia mentioned it was working with the BCCI to make sure the “safe accommodation and repatriation” of its gamers.
Last week, Australia banned all flights from India till 15 May and CA mentioned it “will not seek exemptions”.
Cricket South Africa mentioned it could guarantee all South African gamers have been helped to get dwelling.