All the Indian members of the Punjab Kings team have reached home safely after the suspension of the IPL, the franchise said on Sunday.
"Following the suspension of the IPL 2021, all PBKS team members have reached home safely while a few are quarantining outside India before they head back to their respective countries," the club said in a statement on twitter.
"We would like to thank BCCI, other IPL franchises and our airline partner GoAir for their cooperation," it added.
The club urged its fans to "wear masks, follow social distancing norms and hygiene protocols" to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are in it together. Stay safe!"
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) May 8, 2021
The IPL was suspended on 4 May after multiple COVID-19 cases were reported in its bubble.
The country is witnessing a devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic with more than 4 lakh fresh cases and above 4000 deaths being reported.
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The CPL is scheduled to get underway from 28 August with the final to be played on 19 September, while the remaining part of IPL is likely to be held from 18 September to 10 October, not leaving the players with any time to settle down.
Currently, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, acting CEO Hemang Amin, treasurer Arun Dhumal, joint secretary Jayesh George and IPL chairman Brijesh Patel are in the UAE to finalise the arrangements.
It has been reported that at least seven top players, including Steve Smith and Pat Cummins, may withdraw from West Indies and Bangladesh tours.