Sydney, August 14 : Captain Aaron Finch, David Warner & Steve Smith are amongst 12 Australian players who’ll miss the begin of the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in see of the league’s COVID-19 procedures.
The trio are part of the 21-man squad that going to trip England for 3 T20Is & as numerous ODIs before the begin of the tournament.
The T20Is going to be performed on Sep 4, six & eight succeeded by the 3 ODIs on Sep 11, 13 & 16.
Although, the tandem’s Sr. assistant coach Andrew McDonald was clarified by Cricket Australia to give the trip a miss so as to join the Rajasthan(RJ) Royals, of whom he’s the head coach.
Aside from Smith (Rajasthan(RJ) Royals), Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad(Hyd)) & Finch (Royal Challengers Bangalore), the different Australian players who’ll miss out on the begin of the IPL areA Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders), Glenn Maxwell (Kings XI Punjab(PB)), Mitchell Marsh (Sunrisers), Josh Phillipe & Kane Richardson (Royal Challengers), Alex Carey & Marcus Stoinis (Delhi(DL) Capitals), Josh Hazlewood (Chennai Super Kings) & Andrew Tye (Royals).
Initially planned to begin on Mar 29 before being deferred because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the 2023 edition of the IPL going to as of now begin on Sep 19 & going to be performed within the UAE.
As per the SOPs for the tournament, members going to be tested once they land within the UAE before they go their own restaurants. They’ll afterwards go through a mandatory seven-day isolation in their own restaurant awhile getting tested 3 times within the week. In case all 3 tests come negative, the members could join the squad.