Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday that it would grant certificates of no objection to its IPL-linked players on a case-by-case basis, a day after postponing the national team’s tour of South Africa due to a news COVID-19 epidemic in this country. .
Even though IPL-linked Australian cricketers are sweating because of their participation in the 14th edition of the league, players’ agents have indicated that unless there are injury issues, it shouldn’t There is a problem with granting NOCs as the event will be organized during the CA official break in April.
“We obviously have a precedent for this from IPL last year. We have, obviously, the IPL, if you will, (has) proven its biosafety protocols, ”said Nick Hockley, Acting CEO of CA, as quoted by Sydney Morning Herald.
“As and when requests are made, we will examine each of these cases on a case-by-case basis, according to their merits,” he added.
No change in the T20 team
Although he postponed the test tour to South Africa, CA has confirmed that there will be no changes to the Twenty20 squad which will travel to New Zealand this month for a five-game streak. without Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. . A total of 19 Australian players participated in the recent IPL which took place in a bio-secure environment in the UAE.
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Nine Australian players, including white ball captain Aaron Finch, Smith and Glenn Maxwell, have been released by their respective franchises and will be up for grabs at the IPL auction on February 18.
Although the dates for the next IPL have not yet been finalized, it has been learned that BCCI is eager to start the tournament from the second week of April. The event is expected to take place in a rigorous biosecurity environment, with matches being limited to a limited number of venues.