Grateful to BCCI for getting Australia cricketers home after IPL 2021 suspension: CA chief Nick Hockley

Players will undergo a 14 day quarantine as they reached Sydney from Maldives on Monday.

Cricket Australia interim chief Nick Hockley on Monday expressed his gratitude after the players returned Sydney from the COVID struck Indian Premier League (IPL) Hockley said the CA is grateful to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for ensuring the players, support staff and the commentators reached home safely.

The Australian contingent, which took part in IPL 2021, arrived in Sydney on Monday from the Maldives. The players, support staff, and commentators were shifted out of India to the Maldives via chartered planes. The players waited for the travel ban to be lifted in India from May 15 which was imposed on the flights from India.

Former Australia batsman and Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey, according to reports, was also expected to reach Sydney on Monday. He had tested positive for Covid-19 during IPL 2021 and was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Chennai.

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