Cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Slater criticized his country’s Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for not giving him permission to return home to his players from Covid-19-affected India, calling it outrageous.
Slater is currently playing the role of a commentator in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Australia has banned commercial flights from here due to the Covid-19 outbreak in India, which has increased the problem of all the players, support staff, and commentators participating in the IPL.
The government has clarified that Australian citizens associated with the IPL will have to make some arrangements themselves. Slater tweeted, “If our government cares about the safety of Australian citizens, it will allow us to return home.” this is outrageous.
You will be responsible for any untoward incident, Prime Minister. How dare you treat us like that. How do you solve the quarantine system? I was given permission by the government to work in the IPL and now the government is ignoring it.
Explain that the Australian Government has put a temporary ban on the arrival of citizens of their country from India. Currently, this ban has been imposed till May 15.
It is being told that Slater has currently walked out of the bio bubble of IPL 2021 and has gone to visit the Maldives. From here they will try to return to their country Australia. With this, Slater will no longer be seen in the next matches of IPL 2021.