Australian cricketers and staff have been released from hotel quarantine, two weeks after arriving home from the Maldives.
Total 38 players, coaches, officials and commentators were released from mandatory 14-day quarantine at Sydney’s Marriott Hotel.
The group has gone to the Maldives a fortnight ago following the suspension of the IPL in India.
Australian media witnessed emotional reunions as players were greeted by family and friends.
Jason Behrendorff told reporters:
“It’s nice to have some fresh air, that’s for sure. It wasn’t too bad, I tried to have a routine to make sure I was keeping myself busy and active, knowing we have some things coming up to prepare for.”
Pat Cummins was seen greeted by his fiancee Becky Boston.
David Warner’s wife, Candice Warner, posted to Instagram showing her husband hugging their three young children.
The official Twitter handle of Cricket Australia shared the adorable video and captioned the post:
“Aussie opener @DavidWarner31 is reunited with his family after finishing his hotel quarantine.”
Earlier, Australian Cricketers’ Association Chief Executive Todd Greenberg said all players in the IPL “signed up with their eyes wide open” about the risks of competing during a pandemic in India.
Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) paid for the flights and accommodation of these players.