Team India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli, has reached his home safely after the suspension of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. He was with the rest of the RCB players for the second leg of the campaign in Ahmedabad.
He, however, arrived in Mumbai earlier on Wednesday. Virat Kohli was scheduled to lead RCB in their previous fixture against KKR on Monday. However, the fixture was postponed after Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19.
A day later, the number of COVID-19 cases increased to 7, which led to the postponement of the tournament. Since there are no restrictions on travelling in India, the Indian players are free to fly to their homes.
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The players who have contacted the virus will also be allowed to fly to their houses after recovering from the novel virus. As far as the overseas players are concerned, barring the Australian contingent, they too will have no issues in flying back to their countries.
However, they will have to serve the mandatory quarantine upon arrival in their respective countries. Meanwhile, Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will have to travel to Bangladesh by road. The country has suspended flights from India.
The Indian players will spend the next few weeks with their family before flying to England for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, next month. The marquee clash will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from June 18-22.
When will IPL 2021 resume?
Since the tournament has been postponed indefinitely, BCCI and the IPL governing council is hopeful of hosting the remaining 31 games, before or after the T20 World Cup, which is slated to be held in India later this year.