IPL 2021 – Do your homework before signing up for T20 leagues


“They signed up with their eyes wide open about some of the risks…what they didn’t expect was the borders to be closed.”

Australian players have been sent a message about doing their “homework” on the risks of overseas T20 deals due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on this year’s IPL, according to Todd Greenberg, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

The players, along with Australia-based coaches and commentators, are now caught in limbo following the postponement of IPL 2021 with the border to their home country closed to India until at least May 15, which leaves them set to fly to an interim destination, probably the Maldives, before trying to return.