As many as eight England cricketers, who have been a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have reached the UK (UK) on Wednesday.
Sources within the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the franchises confirmed that Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy – have landed in UK and can start their 10-day quarantine in government-approved lodges. The opposite three cricketers – Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan – are anticipated to succeed in within the subsequent couple of days.
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“The KKR gamers are in arduous quarantine and as soon as that ends, the gamers must endure one other rounds of RT-PCR checks, earlier than being allowed to go away the bubble,” one of many BCCI officers mentioned.
As per the UK authorities’s protocol, India has been added to its journey ‘pink checklist’ and the residents coming back from the nation must be in a 10-day quarantine upon arrival.
Whereas it’s understood that the South African cricketers have already left for house in common flights, most native gamers have additionally left the bubble.
“There aren’t any restrictions on the South African gamers. We have been in contact with the BCCI and the CSA, and the gamers have additionally left in common flights,” a franchise official mentioned.
With Bangladesh, too, banning flights from India, efforts are being made to make sure that Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman attain house safely.
Sportstar understands that efforts are being made to fly out the cricketers by way of chartered flights.