New Zealand Cricket expressed confidence in the BCCI’s ability to handle the situation.

IPL Chairman Brijesh Patel said on Tuesday that the BCCI was “forced to repatriate the league’s foreign recruits to their countries after the event was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in its bio-bubble”. Will find a way “.

Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha announced the suspension of the tournament after testing positive for COVID-19 with Delhi Capital veteran spinner Amit Mishra.

“We need to send them home and we will find a way to do so,” Brijesh told PTI.

Foreigners involved in the lucrative league are concerned about returning to their respective countries due to travel restrictions imposed in the wake of a deadly resurgence of the epidemic in India.

The BCCI had earlier assured foreign players a safe return.

There were 14 Australian players left in the IPL, after three pullouts a few days ago, with 10 from New Zealand and 11 with the British. There were 11 South African players in the league, including nine West Indians, three Afghans and two from Bangladesh.

New Zealand Cricket expressed confidence in the BCCI’s ability to handle the situation.

“Read the NZC statement posted by ‘ESPNcricinfo’,” the players are in a relatively safe environment and are present within the affected teams. “

“We will continue to liaise with BCCI, ECB and New Zealand government officials in terms of managing our position – but it is too early to discuss possible options at this point.”

Players from India and New Zealand were to fly to the UK together on a charter flight, where they would compete in the World Test Championship final in June.

Of all foreign recruits, Australians have been the most vocal about their concerns.

On Monday, cricketer-to-commentator Michael Slater, who was commentating in the IPL, fled to the Maldives and banned his country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison from traveling for not allowing his citizens to return from India. May 15, an “insult”.

Australia has closed its borders and no commercial flights have been allowed from India due to the massive amount of COVID-19, which has led to the inclusion of all players, support staff and commentators, who are probably the IPL. Wanted to leave in the middle.

“If our government cares about the safety of the Australians they will allow us to take them home. It’s a disgrace. Blood in your hands PM. How do you treat us like this. How do you sort out the quarantine system . I had permission from the government. ” Work on IPL but I ignore the government now, ”Slater tweeted.

A few days ago, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said that cricketers from his country would not mind players from India, New Zealand and England traveling in the same charter flight after the IPL.

On Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers Sandeep Warrier and Varun Chakraborty, along with Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji, also returned positive results.