IPL 2021: Blood on your hands – Michael Slater slams Australia Prime Minister over flight ban from India

IPL 2021: Australian commentator Michael Slater hit out at their Prime Minister Scott Morrison, questioning the federal government’s choice to ban their residents from getting again to the nation from India, which is battling a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

IPL 2021: It's a disgrace: Michael Slater tears into Australia PM over flight ban (AFP Photo)

IPL 2021: It’s a shame: Michael Slater tears into Australia PM over flight ban (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Micheal Slater slammed Australian authorities over journey ban
  • Australia has imposed a ban on residents returning from India till May 15
  • Blood on your hands PM. How dare you deal with us like this? Slater

Former Australia cricketer and commentator, Michael Slater on Monday launched a scathing assault at Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison over the federal government’s choice to ban the return of its residents from India, which has been badly hit by the 2nd wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

Michael Slater took to social media and slammed the journey ban, calling it a shame, including that he had authorities permission to do broadcast duties within the IPL however faces “government neglect” now.

Australia has shut its borders, not permitting any industrial flights from India as a result of Covid-19 disaster. The ban will probably be in place until May 15. Several commentators, together with Slater and Brett Lee, and gamers are a part of IPL 2021 in India. The authorities additionally threatened a 5-12 months jail time period of a hefty nice for its residents in the event that they enter Australia after having been in India inside their final 14 days of their arrival. The choice was introduced on Friday after a gathering of the National Cabinet in a bid to maintain the Covid-19 surge in Australia beneath verify.

The likes of Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa and Andre Tye left India earlier than the ban was introduced however nonetheless 14 gamers are a part of the IPL in India together with fairly just a few commentators from Australia.

“If our Government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace!! Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out the quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect,” Slater mentioned in a social media submit.

“And for those who think this is a money exercise. Well, forget it. This is what I do for a living and I have not made a penny having left early. So please stop the abuse and think of the thousands dying in India each day. It’s called empathy. If only our government had some!” he added.

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley on Monday said that the board presently has no plans to rearrange constitution flights and convey again its gamers from India.

Hockley asserted that Australian gamers are feeling secure and safe within the IPL bio-bubble however his feedback got here earlier than the postponement of the thirtieth match of the season between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Notably, two KKR gamers — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have examined constructive for Covid-19 whereas the remaining gamers and employees have remoted themselves of their lodge rooms.

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