Australian cricketers may face trouble on their way back home. If the Australian media reports, these players can be kept in an isolated place and fined heavily. The report states that the players may also be jailed.
Apart from this, Australians are also part of various franchise coaching / support staff and TV commentary team of IPL. They include Ricky Ponting, David Hussey, Brett Lee and Matthew Hayden etc. The SMH report states that ‘Nine News reported on Friday night that the government could, under the present circumstances, term the acts of emigrants from India as a crime and sentenced to a maximum penalty of $ 66,000 or a jail term of five years.
36,000 Australians are trapped overseas. There are 9,000 Australians in India, including players participating in the IPL and coaching staff. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously said that since the players have gone to India privately for the IPL, they will have to ensure their return on their own.