Sydney: Many top Australian cricketers, including David Warner and Steve Smith, may soon return to Australia from India. All eyes are on the Cabinet’s National Security Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday, in which it will be decided whether to reduce the operation of aircraft from India or to impose a complete ban on it. According to a 9 News report, several leading Australian cricketers, including David Warner and Steve Smith, are now expected to be out of India in India before the border closes.
Warner is leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad while Steve Smith is playing for the Delhi Capitals. The report says that there are 30 of our players, coaches and commentators, who are naturally eager to get out of India. In view of the deteriorating situation, he is facing the right situation for the whole country in terms of health.
17 Australian players were participating in the Indian Premier League. Three of which – Adam Zampa, Ken Richardson (both Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Andrew Tye (Rajasthan Royals) have already returned home. Ty told that he does not want to go out of the country. Ricky Ponting (Delhi Capitals), David Hussey (Kolkata Knight Riders) and Simon Katich (Royal Challengers Bangalore) as well as commentators Brett Lee, Michael Slater and Matthew Hayden are also in India.
The report said that talks are on to bring the players back by chartered plane. The 9 News report claimed that negotiations are going on and a suggestion for this has been ‘closed’ but nothing has been finalized. At the same time, Cricket Australia said that there is no chartered plan for the players at this point. The second option is being discussed. Quarantine may occur in a third country before reaching Australia.