England gamers start to move residence after IPL suspended

Jos Buttler celebrates reaching his fifty while playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL

England’s Jos Buttler was due to fly home from India on Tuesday

England players began flying home on Tuesday after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended following an increase in coronavirus cases.

IPL players including Jos Buttler, Jason Roy and brothers Sam and Tom Curran have either already left or will do so on Wednesday.

Nobody connected to England is thought to have tested positive for Covid-19.

On Tuesday the IPL said it had “unanimously decided” to postpone the season after an emergency meeting.

It added: “The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising 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 while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back…