The Australia players who are part of the IPL will all get Non-Objection Certificates from Cricket Australia (CA). The CA will grant NOC’s to all the IPL bound Aussie players on a “case-by-case basis. This has transpired only a day after CA had postponed Australia’s tour of South Africa due to the COVID-19 scare.
As far as IPL is concerned a total of 19 Australian players featured in IPL 2020 in the UAE that was conducted in a bio-secure bubble. According to players’ agent, the Australian players are likely to feature in the next IPL season that this likely to be held in India between April-May. Players will be granted NOC’s as the IPL will be conducted during CA’s official break. However, if a player is injured he is then unlikely to receive the NOC for IPL from CA.
IPL Bound Australia Players To Receive NOC
“We have, obviously, got precedent on that from the IPL last year. We have got, obviously, the IPL, if you like, (has) proven its bio-security protocols”.
“As and when applications are made, we will consider each of those case-by-case, on their merits”, CA interim CEO Nick Hockley was quoted as saying by ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.
The Australia players were uncertain to play the next IPL season as they were scheduled to tour Australia. However with the tour now officially postponed all key Australian players are almost certain to play the entire edition of the next IPL season.
Meanwhile, after South Africa tour was postponed CA has made it clear that there will be no changes in the T20I squad for the 5 match series against New Zealand away from home. Prominent Australia players such as Steve Smith, David Warner, Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins will all miss the T20I series against New Zealand.