CM – Bengaluru FC’s Australian soccer player Erik Paartalu slams his government’s flight ban – Sports News, Firstpost


On Thursday, Reiffel’s attempts to leave for Australia came to a dead end after his country had suspended air traffic with India.

File picture by Erik Paartalu. ISL

New Delhi: The Australian star recruit of the ISL club Bengalaru FC, Erik Paartalu, suggested his government move on Friday to ban all flights from coronavirus-ravaged India, and hoped that the authorities would Failure to implement decision.

The Australian government this week banned all flights from pandemic-stricken India until May 15, and stranded many of its citizens, including athletes like Paartalu and former cricketer Paul Reiffel.

« As an Australian who has lived and worked in India for 4 years, I’ve never felt this far from feeling Australian. I don’t know how to refuse citizens to return home, especially when hotel quarantines « Paartalu tweeted. » I worked in a bubble here in India for 7 months and this is a huge blow to me and thousands of others trying to return to Australia n. I hope the government is unable to do what they are trying to do. « 

 » I understand everyone’s concern about the extent of the infection here and the possibility of a new variant. But isn’t that the purpose of hotel quarantine for 14 days? Greetings to all concerned and hope that this situation has a good result for all Aussies here in India, « he wrote on his Twitter page.

On Thursday, Reiffel’s attempts to leave for Australia came to a dead end there his country had stopped air traffic with India.

The Australian government’s imposition of the travel ban on flights to and from India in the wake of the increasing COVID-19 cases led to

Da Reiffel the bio-bubble after first Couldn’t leave information, this indicated that he took the step.

On Monday, Australian bowlers Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson, as well as Andrew Tye of Rajasthan Royals from IPL franchise Royal Challengers, retired from the rest of Bangalore IPL back on fear of being « locked out » of their own country.

The Australian government recently made it clear that there are no exceptions to the return of their cricketers from the IPL but the BCCI assured the players that it would be taken care of.

9News Australia reported earlier in the day that its citizens returning from India face five years’ imprisonment.

« For the first For the time in our history, it will be a criminal offense for some Australians to come home from overseas, « said an anchor from 9News Australia.

 » Within the next 48 hours, returning citizens will be threatened with five years in prison if they are in have been in India for the last two weeks, « he added.

Paartalu is an Australian professional footballer of Estonian descent who plays as a midfielder for FC Bengaluru.

Before coming to India, he was successful in South Korea alongside Australia , Qatar, Scotland, China and Thailand.

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Tye left the IPL on Sunday fearing he would be « locked out » of his own country following a COVID-19 surge in India

Up to 14 Australian players are still there, including Steve Smith (Delhi Capitals), David Warner (SunRisers Hyderabad) and Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders) as well as coaches Ricky Ponting (DC) and Simon Katich (RCB).

Ravichandran Ashwin and some Australian players have withdrawn from the 2021 IPL amid the escalating COVID-19 crisis in India.

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