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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday has cleared that his country’s cricketers participating in the IPL would have to make their own arrangements to return home.

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Australia has also banned all flights to India till May 15 in view of the coronavirus epidemic in India. Earlier Chris Lynn of Mumbai Indians asked Cricket Australia to make a chartered flight arrangement at the end of IPL for Australian cricketers participating in IPL 2021.

But now the Australian Prime Minister has announced that cricketers need to make their own arrangements. Scott Morrison told to “The Guardian”,

“They have travelled there privately under those arrangements, this wasn’t part of an Australian tour. They’re under their own resources and they’ll be using those resources too, I’m sure, to see them return to Australia in accordance with their own arrangements.”

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Three Australian players Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, and Andrew Tye have already gone back to Australia. They withdraw themselves from IPL 2021 due to a growing health crisis in India. More than three lakh new cases of Coronavirus are being reported in India every day.

There are still 14 Australian cricketers participating in IPL. This includes star players like Steve Smith (Delhi Capitals), David Warner (SRH), Pat Cummins (KKR), Glenn Maxwell (RCB).

Other than players various former Australian cricketers are also part of IPL as coach or commentator.

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