According to reports, four players, one coach, and a number of staff and ground crew members have contracted the deadly virus. They are in isolation according to protocol.
For the time being, the BCCI has agreed to put the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) on hold.
After the IPL bubble was shatter on Monday evening, the cricket board’s office bearers met in a huddle.
The tournament suspends as a result of their decision.
Meanwhile, with the IPL suspended, BCCI has reportedly ordered players to go back home.
Now the concern arises for Australian players as their country has banned travelling from India and declared it as illegal.
Australia ban on travel from India
The Australian government, on the other hand, had decided that because the cricketers were playing franchise cricket and were not on national service, the country would not make travel arrangements for them and that they would have to make their own arrangements.
As a result, Zampa and Richardson exploited a loophole in the travel plans and arrived in Melbourne via Doha.
Australia has closed those loopholes and others, including Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, in the hopes of resolving such problems. Australia has now made it illegal for their own cricketers to return home.