CWI CEO Johnny Grave confirms that West Indies players have returned home from the IPL

Cricket West Indies CEO Johnny Grave said all the Caribbean players involved in the now-defunct Indian Premier League have returned home following the collective efforts of the BCCI and their respective franchises.

The IPL had to be postponed on May 4 after multiple COVID-19 cases came to light inside the bio-bubble of the tournament, which was not as foolproof as the last edition in the UAE.

Top West Indies players are part of the league, including white-ball captain Kieran Pollard, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmire and Fabian Allen. In all, nine West Indies cricketers competed in the event.

“Our IPL players, along with the West Indies, who are part of the TV production, are now back safely in the Caribbean. We thank the BCCI and the IPL franchises for quickly arranging a safe journey to the Caribbean,” Cricket West Indies tweeted.

CSK batting coach Michael Hussey and Kolkata Knight Riders save for New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert’s COVID-19 affected duo, all foreign players and support staff leaving the Indian coast.

All Australians, along with some New Zealanders, are currently looking forward to their next voyage after completing the quarantine in the Maldives. Australia bans flights from India until May 15 due to an increase in Kovid cases.

This is the reason why players from Down Under go to the Maldives for their detention instead of going straight home.


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