Stranded Australian cricketers from IPL finally reached home but quarantined

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Stranded Australian cricketers from IPL finally reached home but quarantined

After being stranded in the Maldives for nearly two weeks, Australian players who were part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have finally reached home on Monday (today).

IPL suspended this month, following which all players left India on May 6 through a charter flight arranged and paid by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI).

In April, high rates of Covid infections seen in arrivals from India, which has seen one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, placing a significant burden on health services.

Following the record surge in COVID-19 cases, Australian government blocked arrivals from India.

The group of 38 players, coaches, officials and TV commentators had reportedly been staying in the Maldives since then.

The IPL-bound cricketers in Sydney from the Maldives on a charter flight at about 7:30 am local time.

The cricketers will now complete 14 days' quarantine in Sydney.