SYDNEY: Australia’s scheduled One-day Internationwide sequence towards Afghanistan in India has been postponed, the cricket boards of the competing international locations stated on Sunday, leaving gamers free to fulfil their Indian Premier League (IPL) commitments.
The three one-dayers had been alleged to happen forward of the Twenty20 World Cup however that match has now been moved to the United Arab Emirates due to the prevalence of Covid-19 in India.
“The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Cricket Australia agreed to postpone the tour given the complexities of travel, quarantine periods and a finding a suitable location for the matches given the relocation of the T20 World Cup to the UAE,” the boards stated in a joint assertion. “With the World Cup relocated from India to the UAE, the ACB will continue to explore the possibility of hosting a proposed T20 tri-series involving Australia and the West Indies.”
The IPL was suspended indefinitely in Could after a number of gamers and backroom workers examined optimistic for Covid-19. The remaining matches will now be performed within the UAE from Sept 19 to Oct 15.
Regardless of the proximity of the match to the T20 World Cup, Cricket Australia stated it could grant permission for his or her gamers to participate and fulfil their profitable contracts.
“No Objection Certificates will be granted to Australian players wishing to take part in the remaining upcoming Indian Premier League matches to be played in the UAE,” CA stated.
Whereas Australia quick bowler Pat Cummins has already stated he’ll miss the conclusion of the IPL as a result of impending start of his first baby, different high gamers corresponding to David Warner and Steve Smith are actually free to take part.
The Twenty20 World Cup will happen within the UAE and Oman from Oct 17 to Nov 14.
Printed in Daybreak, August 16h, 2021