Aussie IPL players to quarantine in SL?: Any arrangement as per safety protocols says Shavendra

  • No official notice yet: SLC CEO  

By Yoshitha Perera  


If the Australian cricketers who participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are planning to have their 14 days of quarantine in Sri Lanka, the country will make arrangements in adherence to the health safety protocols pertaining to the bio bubble, National Operations Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Head General Shavendra Silva informed The Sunday Morning.

“So far, neither the team nor any other authorised officials have notified us about a quarantine stay in Sri Lanka for a period of 14 days. However, if the team is planning to quarantine in Sri Lanka, we will make arrangements while adhering to the protocols for the bio bubble.”

According to the bio bubble protocols, tourists who are planning to visit Sri Lanka have to continue their 14 days of quarantine stay at certified “Safe and Secure” Level One hotels in the country.  

Meanwhile, speaking to The Sunday Morning, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ashley de Silva said that none of the authorised officials attached to the IPL teams had notified them of anything yet.

However, the Mumbai Indians, one of the teams at the IPL, last Thursday (6), informed that the Australian players in the team would fly to the Maldives on a special charter flight and would carry out their 14 days of quarantine stay there. The Mumbai Indians, through their Twitter handle, posted: “Australian players and support staff members will fly to the Maldives on a special charter flight. The Mumbai Indians have made arrangements for their 14 days of quarantine stay in the Maldives before flying them back to Australia.”