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"We miss you a lot": David Warner shares sweet message from daughter

"We miss you a lot": David Warner shares sweet message from daughter

Australian cricket legends including David Warner and Steve Smith are isolating in India after the Indian Premier League was suspended due to the shocking coronavirus outbreak.

A senior Indian cricket board official has said that players of other countries will begin returning home from Wednesday.

“We have been working on their travel plans in consultation with their respective boards so that each of them reach home safely,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official said requesting anonymity.

“Some of them will return home tomorrow.”

The cricketers are urgently trying to return home after the tournament was suspended indefinitely.

As Warner is currently in India, he shared a sweet and touching message from his daughter who wants him to "come home straight away".

“Please Daddy come home straight away. We miss you a lot and love you,” the message signed by his three daughters Ivy Mae, Indi Rae and Isla Rose read.

As India currently has more than 20 million active COVID-19 cases and more than 220,000 deaths from the virus, the tournament has been suspended.

“The tournament stands suspended,” IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said.

“Right now, we can’t say when we can reschedule it.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also spoken about the ban, saying that it'll last until May 15th and currently has threats of five years in jail and fines of up to $66,000 for people who try to return.

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater, who was in India as a broadcaster for the IPL, said that Morrison has "blood on his hands" and said that the ban was a "disgrace".

Morrison has said that the likelihood of anyone being charged or fined is "pretty much zero" after intense backlash from Australians and human rights lawyers.

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