The rest of the IPL, which has been suspended midway due to the Corona epidemic, will be held in the United Arab Emirates. But a day after this announcement, Kolkata Knight Riders took a big hit.
Because the team’s most expensive cricketer Pat Cummins has decided not to play the rest. An Australian daily has published such news. “Despite a multi-dollar deal in the IPL, Cummins has stated that he will not be playing in the IPL this season,” the report said. ’
Cummins said the reason behind his decision was that he wanted to get rid of the stress he had gone through after spending a year in the biological safety zone. Cummins and David Warner could also be rested for the West Indies tour due to family reasons.
Aussie pacer’s decision is undoubtedly a big blow for Kolkata Knight Riders. Before the suspension, he was in a good rhythm in this year’s IPL. He was fluent even with the bat.
Many are worried that the Cummins incident could affect the rest of the foreign cricketers in the IPL. This is not good news for the Indian Premier League. Earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had said that its cricketers would not be allowed to play in the IPL.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in its annual general meeting on Saturday that the tournament would be held in September-October this year. All the members of the board have decided to hold the rest of the IPL in the UAE.
The IPL had to be closed on May 4 due to the attack on several teams of cricketers and staff. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier said that the remaining 31 matches were unlikely to be played in India.
However, the BCCI said that the reason for not playing IPL in India is not for Corona, but for the rainy season. At that time it rained in all the states of India. If IPL is organized at such a time, the matches are more likely to be ruined.