IPL 2021: CA won’t seek exemption from May 15 deadline for safe home return of Australian cricketers
4 May 2021
The Cricket South Africa (CSA) has ensured that all the players and support staff will return home after the IPL 2021 was suspended for an indefinite time on Tuesday.
The CSA has further said that it is in constant touch with the franchises to ensure that the South African players and support staff return back home safely and also supported BCCI’s decision.
“CSA supports the decision to put the health and safety interests of all involved in the tournament first and foremost and has made contact with all of the relevant franchises to ensure the expedited travel of all South African players and support staff back to our shores,” a tweet read.
The players and other members who will be travelling back to South Africa will have to undergo a mandatory home quarantine.
Earlier, on Tuesday, the BCCI had suspended the IPL after there was a rise in COVID-19 cases within the franchise teams. SRH’s Wriddhiman Saha, DC’s Amit Mishra and KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrior and CSK’s bowling coach L. Balaji had tested positive.
The clash between KKR and RCB which was scheduled to take place in Ahmedabad on Monday was the first match that was initially rescheduled while the encounter between SRH and MI slated to take place in Delhi on Tuesday was suspended later.
Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi are some of the prominent players from South Africa who are a part f the IPL 2021.