Agreed Pieman, Slater's reaction was way over the top.The IPL has been postponed. The BBC are reporting that the IPL Board voted to play the tournament in the UAE but the decision was vetoed by the Chairman of the Indian Cricket Board who just happens to be the son of the Indian Home affairs Minister. Ahh, the intrigue that is Indian cricket where Cricket and politics live in same stable.
Thus far this story has not been carried by the Indian press.
More Australian cricketers and coaches are in isolation as the IPL suspended competition after a fourth franchise reported a positive COVID-19 test.www.sbs.com.au
Michael "Blood on their Hands' Slater is now in the Maldives. All Michael Slater has to do is stop whinging, sit tight for 15 days and he can return to Australia without fear of a fine or imprisonment. By that time the May 15th deadline will also have passed and unless it is extended he will be able to return to Australia anyway. There are 39 IPL cricketers and cricket officials stranded in India and the solution to their dilemma is to fly to an intermediate destination spend 14 days in that destination then attempt fly home. Of course once in Australia they will have to quarantine so the chances of Smith, Warner, Cummins, Stoinis being available for the ODI/ T20 tour of the West Indies seem pretty low.