All of the Caribbean players, who have competed in the currently postponed Indian Premier League, have returned home thanks to the concerted efforts of BCCI and their respective franchises, said West Indies Cricket CEO Johnny Grave.
The IPL had to be postponed on May 4 after several cases of COVID-19 were discovered inside the tournament’s bio-bubble, which was not as foolproof as the last edition in the UAE.
The best players from the West Indies like their white ball captain Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Fabien Allen were part of the league. In all, nine West Indian cricketers participated in the event.
“Our IPL players, along with the West Indians who were part of the TV production, are now safely back in the Caribbean. We are grateful to the BCCI and IPL franchises for arranging their safe trip to the Caribbean so quickly, ”Cricket West Indies tweeted.
With the exception of the COVID-19 affected duo of CSK batting coach Michael Hussey and New Zealand Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Tim Seifert, all foreign players and support staff have left Indian shores.
All Australians, along with a few New Zealanders, are currently in the Maldives awaiting travel after serving quarantine. Australia has banned flights from India until May 15 due to the surge in COVID cases in that country.
This was the reason why Down Under players had to travel to the Maldives for their quarantine instead of going straight home.