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IPL 2021: Eight of 11 England players, including Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, return home

The organisers were forced to postpone the popular league on Tuesday after at least four Indian players tested positive for coronavirus.

IPL 2021: Eight of 11 England players, including Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, return home

File image of Jos Buttler. Sportzpics

London: Eight of the 11 England players who were part of the now-postponed Indian Premier League, including Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, returned home on Wednesday.

The organisers were forced to postpone the popular league on Tuesday after at least four Indian players tested positive for coronavirus.

Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy are also back in the UK, according to Sky Sports.

File image of Jos Buttler. Sportzpics

File image of Jos Buttler. Sportzpics

The arrival of England skipper Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan from India is expected within the next 48 hours.

With India put on the travel "red list" by the UK in the wake of the raging pandemic there, the cricketers will have to quarantine in a government-approved facility for 10 days.

The IPL has assured all overseas players a safe passage back home. With Australian government banning travel from India until at least 15 May, its cricketers are set to fly to Maldives or Sri Lanka before they are allowed back home.

Updated Date: May 05, 2021 16:08:21 IST

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