Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater slammed Australian PM Scott Morrison for banning returnees from India to prevent the third wave claiming he has blood on his hands. India has been one of the worst affected countries right now due to the Covid-19 and the second wave has created havoc in the country. With the population being so high in the country, it is difficult to stop the spreading and transmission.
Over 3,00,000 new cases have been registered daily on average last week in India and it has been a concern for all the nations that have sent their people to India. Michael Slater was part of the IPL commentary team for the 2021 season and he has been in the bio-bubble. However, the situation in India hasn’t been good and as many as five overseas players have withdrawn from the IPL already.
Michael Slater Lashes Out On Australian PM
Michael Slater who has been stranded in the Maldives after Austalia had imposed a fine of AUD 66,000 and five years imprisonment for breaking the government rule of entering Australia from India, took it to Twitter to portray the situation and he lashed out for treating them in the wrong way. He even used the word “disgrace” and the statement Blood on your hands regarding the decision taken by the Australian PM.
“If our Government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace!! Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out the quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect,” tweeted Michael Slater.
Scott Morrison Reacts To Michael Slaters’s Slams
Australian PM Scott Morrison felt that the accusation was absurd and described the decision was taken to prevent the third wave of coronavirus from spreading in Australia. He was sure of not breaking the system despite the stresses behind it and he wanted to make sure that he brings more Australians home and safeguards them first.
“No, that’s obviously absurd. This is about getting more people home safely, preventing the third wave here in Australia.”
“Every system is going to face its stresses and I’m not going to break the system,. What I’m going to do is take proportionate action to protect the system so I can bring more Australians home and keep Australians safe for the longer term” Scott Morrison told the Nine Network on Slater’s comment.
Meanwhile, two players in IPL in the KKR franchise have tested positive and the other players have been sent into quarantine.