Hussey’s return to Australia in trouble after Maldives ban people from India
Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey’s return to Australia in trouble after the Maldives ban people from India.
The second wave of COVID-19 is hitting hard in India as the country is fighting hearts out against the virus. The wave hit this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League too as there was an outbreak of the virus within the bio-bubbles of the franchises.
As an immediate result, BCCI and the IPL Governing Council jointly took the decision to suspend the league indefinitely, considering the safety of all the stakeholders involved. A major challenge after the suspension of the tournament is about sending back the overseas players home. Due to the prevailing situation in India, some major countries have imposed travel restrictions for people coming from India.
As a result, Australian players had to depart for the Maldives instead of Australia. Currently, the Australians who were part of IPL 2021 are quarantining in the Maldives. They are expected to fly home after May 15th. In the meantime, former Australian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Michael Hussey is still in India.
CSK batting coach has been tested positive with the coronavirus. Currently, he is going through an isolation period, which is about to end in a couple of days. He will undergo a test and if it returns negative, he might be able to fly home. But he was also obliged to take the same route as his fellow countrymen.
But that route is in trouble for the former Australian cricketer, as the Maldives have shut down their doors to people coming from India. This has created a worry for Chennai Super Kings regarding Michael Hussey’s return to Australia.
“If there is a travel ban for India, obviously, he will not be able to join the rest of the contingent in the Maldives. But it’s too early to say anything. We have to wait and see the situation. Let him first test negative. We will assess the situation on that day and plan accordingly,” CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanath told InsideSport.
Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of BCCI also stated the same point as CSK’s CEO and told that the board will take a call regarding this issue. “Let him recover. We will take a call accordingly. Whether he should remain in India or whatever option we have, we will take a call then. So far, we haven’t received any information from the Maldives,” Dhumal told InsideSport.