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Cricketers among Australians stranded in India

April 29, 2021 2:05 pm
Australia's David Warner (right) with NZ's Kane Williamson in full PPE on an Indian domestic flight this week. [Source: Instagram

Australia joined other nations yesterday in announcing restrictions on arrivals from India.

But the two-week pause on all India flights – including repatriations – leaves 9,000 Australian nationals trapped in the country, many of whom have been trying to get home for months already.

Some cricketers – who went over last month for the Indian Premier League – are among those stranded.

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One batsman, Chris Lynn, requested a chartered flight to return home which has been criticised by other Australians online.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also said cricketers will not get preferential treatment.

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