The future of Australian cricket players set to feature in the IPL 2020 is in doubt after the restrictions placed by the Australian Government due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The global pandemic saw the IPL postponed to April 15 and the future of the tournament hangs in the balance after the growing cases of coronavirus in the country. The Australian government announced a 'do not travel overseas blanket' ban to prevent further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The outbreak of coronavirus saw a number of major tournaments including the IPL postponed for safety reasons. Countries all across the globe have put restrictions on travelling abroad in a bid to restrict the spread of the pandemic. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a blanket ‘do not travel overseas’ advisory that will remain in place indefinitely. The Australian government has laid down warnings to all its citizens and said that it might not be able to help if anyone gets into trouble. Assuming the advisory remains in place when the IPL 2020 kicks off, 17 Australians who are set to feature in the tournament will need to finalise individual insurance and emergency-plan arrangements.
We've announced further changes to upcoming series and tours, including the final round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield, and upcoming Under 19's tours.— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 14, 2020
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Cricket Australia, which earlier eased the concerns of players participating in IPL 2020 by providing no-objection certificates, is supportive of the travel advisory issued by the government. The IPL 2020 season falls during the players’ leave period, but it could prove a questionable point, considering the cash-rich tournament could be further postponed. Australia skipper Aaron Finch, speaking to SEN, said that the situation is complex and it is hard to plan anything. FInch was slated to team up with Indian skipper Virat Kohli with Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2020.