Australian fast pitcher Pat Cummins is still on his way to join the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp for the second half of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, unlike previous reports that he would not return.
“Nothing has been discussed with Pat yet, so nothing to report at this point,” said a person close to Cummins. Sports star.
The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) on Saturday decided at a special general meeting that the rest of the IPL, which was suspended in the first week of May after an increase in Covid-19 cases among players , will be held in September-October in the United Arab Emirates.
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Cummins was among 38 Australians in the IPL bubble, which included players, coaches and commentators. After the postponement, the entire Australian contingent was airlifted to the Maldives, from where they returned home on a BCCI charter flight and were quarantined at the hotel in Sydney, which ended Monday morning.
Meanwhile, the T20 World Cup is set to start in October. So, if the World Cup takes place in the United Arab Emirates, it may raise questions about the participation of Australian players in the second half of the IPL, given the proximity between two events.
When asked if Cricket Australia (CA) had had a chance to deliberate on the matter, newly appointed CEO Nick Hockley said on Monday: “We haven’t talked about it yet. The returning IPL players were only released from quarantine today. Our priority is therefore to make sure that they are safe and healthy. We have a tour of the West Indies to prepare. Once we get together as a group, this is something we will need to discuss. I would like to reiterate that BCCI has been absolutely fantastic in supporting the whole group in terms of getting home safely. “