IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians sends overseas players back in charter flights

Owing to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the BCCI, in a recently taken decision, suspended the IPL. Revised dates for the same have not been announced yet.

IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians sends overseas players back in charter flights

Coronavirus cases in the country are increasing exponentially with every passing day, and observing the same, BCCI recently suspended the much-loved Indian Premiere League (IPL) for 2021. A few days back, officials also mentioned that several cricketers playing in the IPL had tested for coronavirus and the decision was taken by the cricket body keeping their safety in mind. 

BCCI also clarified that the revised for the IPL will be taken later depending on the circumstances. However, currently with the IPL being postponed, players are leaving for their homes in and there are several players from different countries who are facing difficulties returning to their nations, due to ongoing restrictions. 

Keeping the same in mind, Mumbai Indians have arranged chartered flights for foreign players which will help then reach home safely. It is said that the team will send their players like Trent Boult, Adam Milne, James Neesham and Shane Bond via planes flying to New Zealand and the West Indies via South Africa. 

In particular, Mumbai Indians have also invited international players from other teams to join the services flying out of India.

Meanwhile, a plane will also fly to Trinidad where Pollard lives. Several South African players, including Quinton de Kock and Macro Jensen, will return home in the service going to South Africa and then to West Indies. Reports state that these flights will depart in the next 24 hours.

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