Cricket Australia on Monday mentioned it is but to start out discussions on whether or not Australian cricketers would compete within the IPL when the T20 league re-commences within the UAE in September.
Nick Hockley, who was confirmed as CA chief government on Monday after performing the duties in an interim position, mentioned a choice on IPL can wait as Australian gamers had been simply reunited with their households after finishing a two-week resort quarantine.
Near 40 Australians, together with gamers, coaches, officers and commentators had been a part of the IPL bandwagon earlier than the league was halted on Could four after COVID-19 breached its bio-bubble.
“As soon as we get again collectively as a gaggle that (IPL) is one thing we’ll clearly want to debate,” Hockley was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“Our gamers coming back from the IPL have solely right this moment come out of quarantine, so our first precedence is to ensure they’re reunited with their households. We’ve got a tour to organize for within the West Indies,” he added.
Hockley mentioned the gamers will regroup on the Nationwide Cricket Centre (in Brisbane) in a few weeks earlier than the West Indies tour and that might be the time to refocus.
“They’re clearly fairly shaken by the expertise, and are very appreciative to be again dwelling, very a lot wanting ahead to being reunited with household and mates right this moment.”
The IPL will resume within the UAE in mid-September when Australia do not need any worldwide dedication.
Nevertheless, considerations have been expressed that spending time in bio-bubbles one after one other might have an effect on gamers’ psychological well being.
As of now, the T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India and if the event can be moved to the UAE just like the IPL, the probabilities of Australian gamers competing within the league will probably be extra since then they will not have to maneuver to a separate bio-bubble in India.
Australia are scheduled to journey to the West Indies in July after which straight to Bangladesh for a bilateral tour.