The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on April 27 said it would do everything to ensure that foreign players competing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) reach their respective countries seamlessly once the tournament ends, a day after three Australians quit the event amid an upsurge of COVID-19 cases in India.
Andrew Tye (Rajasthan Royals) and the duo of Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa (both Royal Challengers Bangalore) withdrew as apprehension set in after a couple of weeks went by smoothly for the league held in front of empty stands across six venues.
"We understand that many of you are apprehensive about how you will get back home once the tournament concludes… We want to apprise you that you have nothing to worry about," BCCI COO Hemang Amin said in a letter addressed to the players. "The BCCI will do everything to ensure that you reach your respective destinations seamlessly. The BCCI is monitoring the situation very closely and is working with the government authorities to make arrangements to get you home once the tournament concludes."
"Be rest assured that the tournament is not over for BCCI till each one of you has reached your home, safe and sound,” he added.