Melbourne, February 3
Cricket Australia today said it will grant No Objection Certificates to its Indian Premier League-bound players on a “case-by-case” basis, a day after it had postponed the national team’s tour of South Africa due to fresh Covid-19 outbreak in that country.
Even though the IPL-bound Australian cricketers are sweating over their participation in the 14th edition of the league, to be held in India in the second week of April, players’ agents have indicated that unless there are injury concerns, there should not be any issue in granting NOCs as the event will be organised during CA’s official break.
“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,” CA interim CEO Nick Hockley was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald. “As and when applications are made, we will consider each of those case-by-case, on their merits,” he added. — PTI