Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has reacted to his nation’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s feedback over banning all travellers from India until Could 15. The Kolkata Knight Riders quick bowler mentioned that Morrison’s feedback had been surprising.
The Australian PM final week had introduced a ban on passenger flights from India until Could 15, including that there can be no particular privileges given to the Australian gamers in India. As per a number of Australian media experiences, Morrison additionally introduced that if any one who had been in India, tried to return house, the particular person could face jail time.
Pat Cummins is likely one of the Australian cricketers who participated within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 which was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday, within the wake of rising Covid-19 instances within the event’s bio bubbles.
Earlier than the postponement was introduced by the Board of Management for Cricket in India, Cummins, in a dialog with Fox Sports activities, admitted that Morrison’s assertion got here as a shock.
“Yeah, it did a little bit bit. As soon as we flew out of Australia, we knew we had been signing up for 14 days quarantine coming house, so that you all the time really feel that little bit additional away from getting house”, Cummins informed Fox Sports activities.
Cummins additional acknowledged that a number of Aussies gamers had been ‘anxious’ after the Australian Prime Minister introduced the journey ban.
“As quickly because the arduous border shut, clearly nobody has skilled that earlier than. It added a bit of hysteria for a number of of the Aussies over right here. However we signed as much as play the event till the beginning of June. Hopefully, all of it reopens on Could 15 and we’ll be capable of get again,” Cummins mentioned.
“Final yr we had the IPL held over within the UAE and that was an extremely well-run event. This yr, they tried to push it that little step additional and have it over right here in a number of cities in India. I am positive trying again they may have tweaked a number of issues,” he added.
The IPL Governing Council (GC) and BCCI on Tuesday in an emergency assembly unanimously determined to postpone IPL 2021 season, with quick impact.
In the meantime, Cricket Australia mentioned that it’s in direct contact with the BCCI to make sure secure lodging and repatriation of the Australian contingent.
(With Company Inputs)