In Australia, there are some traveling restrictions that may result in the auction pull out of the biggest buys of the IPL. At the IPL auction bid held in the month of December last year, Pat Cummins received the highest bid rate.
The Indian Premier League is to be held from April 15th onwards this year, but due to the Covid19 outbreak, there is a hot discussion going on if and when the tournament will happen. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrisons’ gave an announcement strictly to not travel overseas hence advisory could see none of the cricketers from Down Under participating in the T20 extravaganza this time is crucial.
This announcement is a level-four warning but is not a kind of travel ban exactly and is a suggestion saying one should avoid traveling overseas.
The government said, ‘if you surely want to travel then get professional security advice before traveling. The Australian government is not going to help you as your insurance policy might be void.
If the same advice continues for the next month then the Aussies cricketers need to finalize the individual insurance including the emergency plan arrangements as well.
By keeping the soothe concerns in mind, Cricket Advisory decided to support advisory as they would revoke the no-objection certificate to participate in the tournament.
Aaron Finch, Australian limited-overs captain expressed his concern over the present situation. He signed for Royal Challengers Bangalore for this edition.
“ We have never seen such situations. Complete situations have made the travel advice to change everything within a couple of hours difference. It’s really hard to plan anything and the situations could change in two or three weeks” he said.
“All this is just to make everyone around you safe and be away from spreading this virus and you are doing everything which you can do in the point to stop spreading.”
For this IPL season, Pat Cummins is the highest-paid player at auction at 15.5 crore and players like Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell are also in the list of big-money deal players.