David Warner posted a heartbreaking picture from his daughter as the Covid-19 crisis spread around him and he could not return to his country.
The Indian Premier League is expected to be suspended after another Indian player from another franchise tested positive in COVID-19.
Cricinfo announced on Tuesday afternoon that positive tests in three franchises had forced the organizers to close the world’s richest T20 tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper W Saha tested positive to Covid-19.
Warner released a heartbreaking image on social media after announcing the suspension of the IPL after being dropped from the Sunrisers captaincy last weekend.
Forced into isolation due to his teammate Saha’s positive COVID-19 test, Warner posted a picture of a drawing of his daughter Ivy that read: “Please, Dad, come home straight away. We miss you a lot and love you. Love from Ivy, Indy and Isla.”
Warner, wife Candice and three daughters are drawn with love hearts around them and with their names.
Rumors of falling out with Sunrisers involvement have spread in recent days, with Dale Steyn and Daniel Vettori questioning the decision.
The entire Sunrisers franchise is in isolated in an attempt to contain the virus.
It came up with three franchises where players or staff tested positive and in the fourth franchise rumors spread across India about another player and a senior official.
Earlier, the BCCI released a statement confirming the suspension of the tournament: “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organizing the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.
“These are difficult times, especially in India and we have tried to bring some positivity and joy, but it is important now that the tournament is postponed and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.”
“The BCCI will do everything in its power to ensure that all the participants of IPL 2021 go safely and securely.”
Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith and Marcus Stones have been sidelined with their Delhi teammates.