Digital Desk, Sydney. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins will not travel to the UAE to participate in the remaining matches of the IPL. This is a big setback for KKR. Cummins has not given any reason for not participating in the second phase of IPL 2021. This has been claimed in a report by the Sydney Morning Herald. Please tell that the remaining matches of IPL had to be postponed after some players and supporting staff got corona infected. Now the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 are being held
These IPL matches can start from 18 or 19 September. During the three-week window, there can be 7 single, 10 double-header matches in the league round. Apart from this, 4 play-off matches including Qualifier-1, Qualifier-2, Eliminator and Final will also be played. The final of the tournament can be played on 9 or 10 October. Explaining the reason for the remaining matches of the tournament being held in the UAE, BCCI Secretary Jai Shah said, “The Board has decided to hold the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 in the UAE, given the bad weather conditions in India in September-October.” have taken. We cannot make IPL in India during monsoon.
Pat Cummins has been bought by IPL franchise Kolkata Nide Riders for Rs 15.50 crore. In such a situation, if they do not play the remaining matches of the league, then they will get about half the salary. That is, 7.75 crores rupees. Cummins has taken 38 wickets in 37 matches of the IPL. He has also scored two half-centuries while batting. KKI has won only 2 of the 7 matches played so far. 5 have been defeated. The team is ranked number 7 in the point table.
Apart from Cummins, other players from Australia are also difficult to play in the IPL. The Australian team is to tour the West Indies at the end of June. After this, the team has to play a Test match against Afghanistan. Then there is the Ashes series. Earlier, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) director Ashley Giles has confirmed that his players will not be allowed to play the remaining matches of IPL 2021 due to the international match.
West Windies veterans Karen Pollard, Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine are also skeptical of playing in the initial matches of the IPL, as these players play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). These matches are to be held from 28 August to 19 September. In such a situation, the BCCI is talking to the Windies Board to get it done 10 days in advance.
The BCCI will also talk to various boards about playing other foreign players.