CSA to ensure ‘expedited’ return of SA players from IPL

CSA to ensure ‘expedited’ return of SA players from IPL

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has come out in support of the decision to postpone the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to Covid-19 safety reasons.

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The IPL, the world's richest Twenty20 cricket tournament, was suspended on Tuesday and its players sent home as India battles a massive surge in coronavirus cases.

The move, which follows growing controversy over the competition, comes a day after two players -- Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier -- tested positive, forcing a match to be postponed


In a statement, CSA said it has made contact with all of the relevant franchises to ensure the expedited travel of all South African players and support staff back to our shores.


“Those travelling back to South Africa will undergo home quarantine in line with the current World Health Organization recommendations.


“CSA and the South African Cricketers Association (SACA) are in contact with all players and are assured of their safety and comfort in their respective locations.”

India, which has reported more than 20 million infections so far, with just over 222,000 deaths, is also due to host the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November.

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