Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell recently expressed his concerns over India’s rapid surge in coronavirus cases. The Australian cricketer is worried about the Aussies which are stuck in India while hoping they find a way to get back home safely.
“There are 5,000 Aussies in India at the moment. We are not asking for preferential treatment, we are just hoping that things can start to take an upside in India and we can hopefully find a way to get home safely. We knew it was getting bad when we came here. We do turn the TV on, news channels showing 24×7. It is hard to swallow. We had at one point, 700 cases in Australia. It’s nothing compared to what’s happened here,” Maxwell told “The Final Word Podcast” hosted by journalists Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins
Maxwell’s words came after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a ban on all passenger flights to and from India until 15th May 2021.
“We just want to find a way to go home. The BCCI, both governments can work a solution. If we have to wait a bit longer, so be it but there is a way to get home at some stage. People will have different opinions on how much impact a sport would have in their lives when their family is struggling. The jobs that are created by the IPL right now are keeping people working and going,” said Maxwell.
The Australian cricketer further said the Australian cricketers might go to England after the completion of IPL if the travel ban remains in Australia for longer.
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