Sports Desk: Former Australian cricketer and current commentator Michael Slater has left the bio bubble of IPL 2021 and moved to Maldives. This has been revealed in a news report. The reason for Slater's move to Maldives has been told to the Australian government in a decision that made it clear that Australian players and others participating in the IPL will have to make arrangements to return home.
Slater had earlier slammed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a tweet. He had said that I do not agree with his decision. If the government wants our security, then they should let us return to our country. This is very embarrassing. Prime Minister, your hands are stained with blood. How dare you treat us like this. What happened to your quarantine system? Slater further said that I had the permission of the government that I can work in the IPL but now the government is ignoring it.
At the same time, the Australian PM termed Slater's remarks as absurd, saying that this has been done to protect the safe return of more and more people from the third wave. He also said, every system has to face some complications and I am not going to break this system. What I am going to do is take appropriate action to protect this system so that I can deliver more Australians to a safe home and keep the Australian public safe for a longer period of time.
The Australian Cricket Board President Nick Hawley had returned the players saying that they had no plans yet to arrange a chartered plane to bring home Australian cricketers from India badly affected by the Kovid-19 after the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended. Do not have plans.