Australian players is prone to be a bit apprehensive following the suspension of flights from India nonetheless Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting talked about it’s a “small issue” when as compared with the chaos triggered by the second wave of COVID-19 infections. Australia on Tuesday suspended all direct passenger flights from India until May 15 on account of “very significant” spike in COVID-19 circumstances in India.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison moreover made it clear that cricketers competing inside the IPL should make their “own arrangements” to return residence.
“There have been revelations that our government has made as far as Australians in India returning to Australia. No doubt there have been few distractions, but the travel side for us and Australians who are here is only a small issue,” Ponting talked about in a digital press conference after his facet misplaced to Royal Challengers Bangalore by one run.
“On daily basis, we are thinking about what’s happening outside and we understand how blessed we are to be doing what we are doing. Hopefully, there are a number of people in India who got enjoyment by watching IPL cricket.”
Three Australian players have exited the occasion amid the escalating properly being catastrophe, whereas Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn requested Cricket Australia to rearrange for a chartered flight to take them residence after the event is over.
The BCCI has already assured that it will make preparations for the return of the worldwide players as quickly because the occasion ends.
A second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has swept India and the nation is recording over 3 lakh day-after-day circumstances for the previous couple of days, leaving the properly being infrastructure in shambles.
In the wake of the unprecedent properly being catastrophe, India and DC spinner Ravichandran Ashwin decided to take a break from the occasion to be collectively along with his family.
“It is a really strange feeling amongst our team right now. We are very aware of what’s happening outside and in India at the moment. Obviously, our hearts go out to every single person that’s struggling with COVID-19 in the Indian society,” Ponting talked about.
“We have had our one player leave as well, Ravichandran Ashwin left to be with his family so that is affecting, we are talking about it more than most teams are.”
On the one-run defeat to RCB, Ponting talked about, “Our final sport went to a Super Over and towards RCB, we misplaced by one run. That can solely maintain you in good stead when the larger comes on the backend. We have gotten three video games in 4 days, we’ve to take our learnings.
“The crew is upset but in addition proud how boys fought. We is not going to overanalyse.”
DC will subsequent sort out Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Ahmedabad on Thursday.