Australia’s star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has said that he and other cricketers from his country would have no problem flying to the UK on a chartered flight with players from India, England and New Zealand after the Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021) ended. A senior BCCI official agreed that this option could be considered after looking at international travel guidelines during the last week of May. Australia has imposed travel restrictions as Corona cases in India increase.
Maxwell told ‘The Final Word Podcast’ that we just want to find a way home. The BCCI and both governments can work to find a solution. If we have to wait a little longer, it can happen, but at some point there must be a way to return home. India and England have to play in England. In the worst case scenario, we will have to wait in England and fly out of India on that chartered flight. I’m sure most players would agree with this.
India and New Zealand will play the final of the World Test Championship from 18 June. Will fly to England after IPL ends. England players playing in the IPL can also return home by the same plane. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that this option could be considered, as the board is considering several options for all foreign players to return to their respective countries in time for travel restrictions. According to Maxwell, after coming out of the bio bubble after the IPL ends, one has to find a safe way to return home. Please tell that three players from Australia have withdrawn from IPL. There are 14 involved in this.