Ipl became the second T20 League to be suspended in mid-term pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2021 due to the epidemic. IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely on May 4.
14 Australian players (all 40) were stranded in India along with support staff and commentators after Australia closed its borders to all those flying from India until May 15.
Australian cricketers who are part of the IPL will travel to Maldives and wait for a connecting flight back home. “I’m not sure it creates hesitation, but it ensures that players do their due diligence before they sign contracts,” Greenberg told SPN Trick Info.
Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philip, some Australian players withdrew before the cash-rich tournament began, while the likes of Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, and Andrew Tye were able to come out midway through and return home before their government closed their border.
“We are enjoying our freedoms here in Australia. It’s a very different place there. It sends a message to the players about making sure you do your homework before making any decisions,” Greenberg said.
Greenberg said many members of the Australian team could deal with anxiety and stress, but he promised to help once they returned to their country.
“I worked hard to point it out during the week, people see our best Australian cricketers as almost superheroes, they are brilliant athletes, great cricketers, but they are human beings, some of them fathers and husbands and they are under immense pressure,” Greenberg said.