The Australian cricketer and other colleagues associated with the tournament did not return home directly due to travel restrictions after the IPL was postponed due to Covid-19 cases in India. He had to spend the first few days in the Maldives. Australia’s nearly 40-member team returned home two weeks ago.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Hawkley said, “When we come back as a group, we (IPL) will need to discuss it clearly.” Our first priority is to ensure that they reconnect with their families. We have to prepare for the West Indies tour. A few weeks later, the National Cricket Center (Brisbane) will regroup and it will be time to focus again.
The IPL will begin in mid-September in the UAE. At that time the Australian team would not be playing any international match. Concerns have been raised about the impact of players’ mental health on repeated involvement in bio-bubble.
(With input from agency)