We are waiting for a call on IPL: Kane RichardsonLast updated on Mar 17, 2020, 04:34 pm
Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson stated that the players are waiting to hear from the IPL officials regarding the fate of the tournament.
Richardson's statement comes after BCCI decided to defer the IPL 2020 from March 29 to April 15.
The Indian government earlier imposed travel restrictions, which barred any overseas player to travel for the cash-rich league until mid April.
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Ready to play if IPL commences on 15th, says Richardson
"The players have opinions - 'it's going to get cancelled', this and that - but again it can change in a day or a week, so I'll just sit by the phone and get ready to play for the 15th at the moment," Richardson said.
Richardson tested negative for coronavirus
The 29-year-old was tested for the COVID-19 after having reported a sore throat.
He was also ruled out of the first ODI between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG.
However, Richardson's test result later came out negative.
The right-arm pacer went into self-quarantine as the rest of the squad awaited his results which were reported on Friday evening.
Richardson talks about the impact of coronavirus on cricket
Richardson revealed how the coronavirus outbreak has left the Australians baffled with no cricketing events at the moment.
"A lot of us were going to be away from now till the end of IPL," Richardson said.
He added, "To be sitting with no idea when the next game is going to be for any of us, shows how quickly this has grown."
Sheffield Shield called-off due to coronavirus scare
In the recent update, Australia's domestic championship Sheffield Shield was called-off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The remaining two matches and the final were suspended, while New South Wales were crowned champions as they were leading after nine games in the inter-state competition.
Also, the Australian government on Sunday enforced self-quarantine for the people entering the country.
New Zealand series
The remaining two ODIs were scrapped shortly after series opener
The remaining ODI series was abandoned after the first ODI was played behind closed doors.
Meanwhile, Richardson was isolated in a hotel room for 26 hours.
"I was at risk because I'd travelled overseas. It wasn't a pleasurable experience but that was the protocol and I was happy to follow it," he said.
"I wasn't expecting a positive result and thankfully that's what happened."