Australia Players to Miss IPL 2020?

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While the start date of IPL has been delayed amid coronavirus threat and both the BCCI and the IPL franchises have talked about the importance of foreign players to play in the IPL, the question that raised is whether the foreign boards will allow their players to travel to India for the upcoming IPL during the coronavirus outbreak.

As per the report in Fox Sports, the Australian players might have to give up their lucrative IPL due to the restrictions across the globe because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The news came after CA, on Tuesday, cancelled the 2019-20 Sheffield Shield final and NSW declared champions. However, media reports suggest that the No Objection Certificates which CA provide with the player for their participation in the foreign leagues come under the scanner.

The IPL has already been pushed back from March 29 to April 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak but it seems CA is in no mood to take any risk. And the global stars like Pat Cummins, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith are going to miss out their deals.

“We can provide advice. We’re conscious of the fact that Australian players are individually contracted to the IPL and the time will certainly come very soon where players are going to be really interested and leaning on our perspective as their leader… to advise them in that regard,” said Kevin Roberts.

“And then there will also be a perspective from the BCCI and their IPL division within that and together with our players and the BCCI I’m sure players will reach the best possible decisions in uncertain circumstances,” he further added.

Although the BCCI has suspended the league till at least April 15, as of now, there is absolutely no surety over when will the IPL starts. All the major series and tournaments around the world have been cancelled or postponed as well.

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