/ 14 May 2021

Home sweet home

Thirty-eight Australian Indian Premier League players/coaches/commentators/umpires could be home as soon as Sunday, reports last night said. Cricket authorities are said to be close to finalising a deal with the NSW Government for the men to quarantine in Sydney and not the Howard Springs facility in the Northern Territory. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is reportedly footing the quarantine bill. The group left India last week, as COVID-19 cases continue to soar in the country, and have stayed in a small resort in the Maldives. Last Friday, PM Scott Morrison said the current ban on commercial flights between India and Australia will remain in place and be “reviewed shortly”, but repatriation flights into Darwin could resume tomorrow with one flight every 7-9 days. That’ll see around 1,000 of the 9,000 Aussies stranded in India home by the end of June. We can expect to hear more about the Indian border ban today and over the weekend…

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