India is currently fighting the second wave of this deadly pandemic. The country is still witnessing over 3.5 lakh cases every day. The count of active cases in India is currently more than a whopping 37 lakh and there is still a considerable shortage of oxygen at the moment. COVID-19 also broke through the bio-secure bubble of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Many cricketers from different teams had contracted the virus and therefore the tournament was suspended. During the tournament, many cricketers came forward and made sizeable donations to help the people of India. While a few Australian players were among them as well, more cricketers from the same country have once again offered help to the suffering Indian families now through UNICEF Australia.
The likes of Pat Cummins, Brett Lee, Ellyse Perry, Allan Border, Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Steve Smith among other few cricketers have joined hands once again for his noble gesture towards India. UNICEF Australia’s official Twitter handle revealed the same in a video where all the cricketers have urged everyone to come forward and help India during these troubled times.
The main slogan is ‘India Needs Us’
Here is the video:
Australia’s cricketers are teaming up to share a powerful message we all need to hear.
— UNICEF Australia (@unicefaustralia) May 12, 2021
Australian Cricketers In Maldives
Australian cricketers, commentators and officials are all staying in the Maldives. They are currently completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine before flying back to their country. Australia has banned all flights from India which has led to this problem for the players.
The players are hopeful to return to their country as the ban ends on 15th May. After having spent quite a lot of time in the Maldives the cricketers would want to return to the comfort of their homes soon. The IPL was suspended on 4th May due to an increase in the number of covid cases in the IPL bio-bubble. Most of the cricketers have returned home.