Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell has said that he is ready to fly to the UK after the end of IPL 2021 in order to find a way to go home. Maxwell’s words come after the Australian government banned Indian flights till May 15 due to the surging menace of Covid-19 in India.
Maxwell, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021, also said that some other Australian players will also be ready to fly to the UK with India and English players after IPL 2021 ends.
India and New Zealand are set to face each other in ICC World Test Championship final after IPL 2021. The match will be played in England from June 18, 2021. Therefore, Indian players are going to fly to the UK after IPL 2021. England players who are part of IPL 2021 are also expected to accompany the Indian players on the same flight.
We Just Want To Find A Way To Go Home: Glenn Maxwell
While speaking to ‘The Final Word Podcast’ show, Maxwell said that he hopes the Indian and Australian governments will find a way to send Australian players to their homes. He also said that in the worst case, Australian players will be ready to fly to the UK and wait there till they can reach Australia.
“We just want to find a way to go home. The BCCI, both governments can work a solution. If we have to wait bit longer, so be it but there is a way to get home at some stage.
“India and England are going to play in England. Worst comes to worst, we have to wait in England and try and find a way out in that chartered (flight) and get out of India. I am sure a lot of guys will try and put their hand up in trying to do that as well,” Glenn Maxwell said.
Maxwell also said that he hopes BCCI will accommodate overseas players in India if they are stuck here after IPL 2021.
“Once IPL finishes and potentially the bubble will be broken, you don’t want to be stuck here, just try and look for the safest way to move on.
“It’s something I floated to Vinnie (fiancee), if things go extremely south, a whole lot worse, what are we actually supposed to do if there is no help? I am sure there will be help from BCCI to accommodate the overseas players at the moment,” Glenn Maxwell further said.
India is facing a huge issue of Covid-19 surge at present with more than 30 lakh active cases in the country. Some overseas players like Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, and Liam Livingstone have already left the IPL 2021 midway and returned to their home country.
Recently, Australia PM Scott Morrison said that all the Australian cricketers will not get any preferential treatment to return back to Australia as they themselves decided to travel to India and take part in IPL 2021.