Australian IPL contingent complete quarentine period; reunites with family

After spending two weekss in isolation since they returned from India via Maldives, the Australian cricketers were released on Monday.

Steve Smith, David Warner and Pat Cummins were among the players, coaches and officials, who completed the mandatory quarantine period after returning on a charter flight from the Maldives.

Warner posted videos on his Instagram where he was seen reuniting with his daughters, before adding a clip of the ocean captioned “It’s great to be home”.

Meanwhile, pacer Jason Behrendorff told public broadcaster ABC it was “nice to have some fresh air” after leaving quarantine.

“It’s always tough being stuck somewhere, and knowing that we’re able to get home was a relief, and now we’re out of quarantine, I can’t wait to get home and see my family,” he said.

The Australian IPL contingent spent about 10 days in the Maldives before the Australian government lifted a temporary ban on citizens who had been in India from travelling home.

Significantly, the 14th season of the cash-rich league was indefinately postponed on May 4 as multiple Covid-19 cases had surfaced in its bio-bubble during the second leg of the tournament.

On Saturday, the BCCI had announced to stage the remaining 31 matches in the UAE during September-October.

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