IPL 2020: Australian Government Doesn't Give Guarantee In Helping Participating Players

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The Australian Government's latest travel advisory amidst the coronavirus pandemic puts the IPL 2020 participation of Australian cricket players in doubt.

Written By Sreehari Menon | Mumbai | Updated On:
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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. 

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IPL Postponed: Australian players uncertain of participating in IPL 2020 

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. 

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IPL postponed: CA in support of Government travel advisory

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. 

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IPL postponed: Australian players to feature in IPL 2020

  • Pat Cummins – ₹15.5 crore – Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Steve Smith — ₹12 crore —Rajasthan Royals
  • David Warner — ₹12 crore — Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Glenn Maxwell – ₹10.75 crore – Kings XI Punjab
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile – ₹8 crore – Mumbai Indians
  • Marcus Stoinis – ₹4.8 crore – Delhi Capitals
  • Aaron Finch –₹4.4 crore – Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Kane Richardson – ₹4 crore – Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Shane Watson — ₹4 crore — Chennai Super Kings.
  • Alex Carey – ₹2.4 crore – Delhi Capitals
  • Mitchell Marsh – ₹2 crore– Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Josh Hazlewood – ₹2 crore – Chennai Super Kings
  • Chris Lynn – ₹2 crore – Mumbai Indians
  • Andrew Tye – ₹1 crore – Rajasthan Royals
  • Billy Stanlake — ₹50 lakh — Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Chris Green – ₹20 lakh – Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Joshua Philippe – ₹20 lakh – Royal Challengers Bangalore

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