Former Australian cricketer turned commentator Michael Slater has slammed its government for taking a backseat in helping their players return to their country post the IPL season. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slapped a ban on taking back their players after the IPL season. The statement comes after PM Morrison said there would be no special arrangement to bring back the cricketers currently in India taking part in the ongoing IPL season.
Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, Michael Slater has criticised the government for not taking the responsibility of helping their players travel back to Australia post the IPL season.
Criticizing Morrison’s statement, Slater tweeted: “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 quarantine system.”
Michael Slater Slams Australian Government
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 quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect
— Michael Slater (@mj_slats) May 3, 2021
Meanwhile, Michael Slater has made an exit from the IPL bubble and travelled across to the Maldives for a break. In two other big events n a new start to the IPL, the RCB vs KKR game has been postponed after Varun Chakravarty and Sandeep Warrier tested positive from the KKR camp. All the other players have returned with a negative Test with the entire squad going under a week’s quarantine.
CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and a bus cleaner are the suspects at the moment. It is understood that the rest of the squad, which is currently in Delhi, has tested negative. The results emerged after the latest round of testing on Sunday.
Cricinfo understands Viswanathan, Balaji and the member of the maintenance staff took a fresh test on Monday morning to rule out the possibility of a false positive. If they test positive again, they would need to spend 10 days in a designated isolation facility. They will need to return with two negative tests to rejoin the squad.