The BCCI was footing the bill for the 14-day quarantine of Australian IPL players, who arrived in Sydney from Maldives on Monday, Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley said on Tuesday.

Hockley said the BCCI had kept its promise and funded the whole operation.

“Yes,” Hockley told ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ when asked if BCCI was paying for the mandatory quarantine.

“BCCI at the outset committed to ensuring that they got home safely and as quickly as possible. We’ve been working closely with them. They’ve been fantastic. They’ve delivered on that promise.”

“Obviously our thoughts are with all of our friends in India. Then we’ve been working with the government, within the existing frameworks to make sure that they get home as quickly as possible,” Hockley said.

“I know the players, having texted a few of them, are extremely appreciative of the BCCI and we’re really pleased that they’re…

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