India, May 7 (India Today) – Five-time champions Mumbai Indians have given travel updates on their players and support staff after the postponement of IPL 2021 in the wake of coronavirus crisis in India.
Earlier on Thursday, Cricket Australia (CA) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also gave similar updates on their members. While, CA already confirmed that Australians involved in IPL 2021 are being “safely transported” to the Maldives, Mumbai Indians informed that their players from the country will be quarantining for 14 days in the island nation. The franchise added that it has made arrangements for the same.
Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene will also complete his quarantine in the Maldives before heading to his home in Sri Lanka.
“Australian players and support staff members will fly to Maldives on a special charter. MI has made arrangements for their 14 days quarantine stay in Maldives before flying them back to Australia.
“Head Coach Mahela Jayawardene will also complete his quarantine in Maldives before returning to Sri Lanka,” Mumbai Indians said.
Mumbai Indians plan for players from New Zealand, South Africa and the Caribbean
Charter flights have been arranged by the defending champions to ensure the safe travel of their players from New Zealand, South Africa and the Caribbean.
“Players and support staff from New Zealand, South Africa and the Caribbean will fly to Auckland, Johannesburg and Trinidad on their respective charter flights arranged by MI.”
The Mumbai Indians squad was stationed in New Delhi when the IPL 2021 got postponed indefinitely on Tuesday. MI have informed that Mumbai and Ahmedabad based players will return home via Ahmedabad on a charter flight. Other domestic players have also started their journey back home.
“Indian players have embarked on their journey back to their hometowns. All Covid-19 related travel & safety protocols have been diligently adhered.
“Mumbai & Ahmedabad based players and support staff members will return home via Ahmedabad on a charter flight. The Cabin crew has completed 7 days quarantine at the team hotel in Delhi.
“MI managment will stay back in Delhi till all members of the MI contingent reach their respective destinations safely,” Mumbai Indians added.