New Delhi, Mumbai Indians batsman Chris Lynn said that he has asked Cricket Australia (CA) to arrange a chartered flight to bring Australians home at the conclusion of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I texted back that as Cricket Australia make 10 per cent of every IPL contract, was there a chance we could spend that money this year on a charter flight once the tournament is over?” Lynn told News Corp media.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a ban on direct flights from India — both commercial and the government’s repatriation services — until May 15 and the use of connecting flights from the country.
Morrison also said that Australians in India who are part of IPL teams will have to make their own way back home and won’t be prioritised.
“They have travelled there privately,” Morrison is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
“This wasn’t part of an Australian tour. They’re under their own resources and they’ll be using those resources too, I’m sure, to see them return to Australia in accordance with their own arrangements,” he further said.