The Gold Coast Bulletin

IPL stars to pocket payments


INSURANCE policies taken out by Indian Premier League teams should ensure Australia’s players pick-up their close to $18m in payments with many set to be unavailabl­e if the postponed tournament resumes later this year.

The battle to get the 30 players and coaches back home from the Maldives, where they fled when the IPL was cancelled amid a COVID-19 crisis in India, is ongoing with Australian officials in constant contact with their Indian counterpar­ts.

Officials declared there was little chance of a resumption of the IPL any time soon, and definitely not in India.

The United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka and England have been touted as potential locations to resume the T20 competitio­n, although there seems to be only one window, a sixweek period before this year’s T20 World Cup, to play it.

In 2011 the IPL clubs all took out insurance policies to cover player salaries, which are paid in three instalment­s, in case they were unable to play. It’s understood that coverage should extend to the cancellati­on of the tournament.

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