BCCI suspended IPL 2021 after getting Covid-19 in four out of eight teams. Varun Chakravarthy, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Warrier, and Wriddhiman Saha were among the players that were tested positive. Now, IPL officials are is in constant touch with ECB and UK government in regard to the safe return of all the 11 England players.
IPL governing council and BCCI officials quickly called an emergency meeting and unanimously decided to suspend the tournament for an indefinite period. In the official statement, they also gave assurance that they will make sure that every participant will reach their home safely in these alarming conditions.
BCCI And ECB In Constant Talks Over The Safe Transit Of England Cricketers
It will not be an easy task for BCCI to make safe arrangements for the 11 England cricketers to their home. At the moment, UK has imposed a 10-day quarantine rule for the individuals coming from India. Meanwhile, the biggest problem of all is UAE that has suspended flights from India.
England is scheduled to play their maiden Test against New Zealand at Lord’s in London. And, many big players will not be able to take part in the opener of the two-match Test series. Jos Buttler if reaches before the series. But, still, he will not be able to take part in the opener as he had to follow the quarantine rules made by the UK government.
However, ECB will soon make proper arrangements for the safe transit of their players comprising of Eoin Morgan, Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali and Sam Billings