Despite joining the camp after completing his mandatory quarantine period, Maxwell will not be available for RCB's game against Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday due to a clause laid down by Cricket Australia for its contracted players.
Even though he was not part of the Australia squad that will complete its tour of Pakistan on Tuesday with the lone T20 match in Lahore, Maxwell has to wait until April 6 to make his first appearance for RCB in ongoing edition of the lucrative T20 league.
"It's pretty clear from Cricket Australia's point of view that no contracted players are available before the 6th of April. So, regardless of when they arrive here, they can't play before the 6th of April," Hesson said in a video shared on RCB's official Twitter page.
Faf’s pep talk to the team, Mike’s assessment, Willey’s team song assignment, Harshal on facing old friend Yuzi, Maxi’s availability and much more, as we preview the #RRVRCB game on @kreditbee presents Game Day.#PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2022 #Mission2022 #RCB #ನಮ್ಮRCB pic.twitter.com/rRFAu5PGGn— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 5, 2022
"We have been well aware of that as every other side. We have planned for that. Maxi (Maxwell) will be with us and available from the 9th."
RCB has so far played two games this season, recording one win and a loss.