New Zealand cricketers in the ongoing IPL may travel with the Indian players for the World Test Championships final in June as they cannot come back home and then depart for England due to strict quarantine protocols, the country’s players’ union chief has indicated.
Captain Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson are among 10 New Zealand players in the different IPL franchises.
“...They can’t come home, do the isolation and then go to England, so they’re going to have to be there (India) until the round-robin finishes, or the final series,” NZ Cricket Players Association chief executive Heath Mills said.
Chartered flight bid
A chartered flight to bring back Australian cricketers after the IPL in India is under consideration, the country’s players’ union said on Wednesday, even as sports minister Richard Colbeck made it clear that such a move has not yet been cleared by the government Down Under.
Australian Cricketers’ Association chief Todd Greenberg said Cricket Australia will talk to the franchise owners but conceded that it will not be a simple thing. “That’s one of the conversations we’re having with Cricket Australia at the moment about whether or not that’s something that’s available to us,” he said on 2GB radio as quoted by Sydney Morning Herald.