New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is postponed mid-way and the players who participated in the event have already packed their bags and made way back to their homes. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed all the Indian players and support staff that they will have to undergo home isolation for three days and also another RTPCR test will be conduct after three days.
Amid all this, former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who garners a lot of respect among the cricketing fraternity, has said that he will be the last person to board the flight back home and said the first foreign players and the other Indian player should leave.
Meeting with his teammates, Dhoni said that the IPL is happening in India so foreign players and support staff should get preference first, and then the Indian players will depart to their home. Dhoni is scheduled to fly on Thursday to his home Ranchi.
Some teams organised charter planes for the Indian players and some boarded commercial flights. Some players took a cab to reach their respective destinations.
Out of the 11 UK players, who have participated in this IPL, eight have reached their country and are quarantining in government-approved hotels. The rest will reach soon.
The Maldives has become a stop for Aussies. Australians have preferred the Maldives for their stay until the flight will resume. They were expected to fly to the Maldives by May 6. Commentator Michael Slater is already in the Maldives.
On Wednesday he tweeted, “Amazing to smoke out the PM on a matter that is a human crisis. The panic, the fear of every Australian in India is real!! How about you take your private jet and come and witness dead bodies on the street!:”
Amazing to smoke out the PM on a matter that is a human crisis. The panic, the fear of every Australian in India is real!! How about you take your private jet and come and witness dead bodies on the street!— Michael Slater (@mj_slats) May 5, 2021
Bangladesh players will wait and soon take chartered flights from Delhi. Commercial flights are banned from India by the Bangladesh government since April 24 and South African players left to their nation as there are no restrictions on the flight.