Pat Cummins, the Australian and Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) pacer has reportedly denied making a comeback to IPL 2021, which is set to resume in September-October this year in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The news was reported by Sydney Morning Herald.
Pat Cummins will not play in IPL 2021
Cummins recently made it clear that he would not be involved in the remainder of the IPL season which was previously called off due to the outbreak or multiple COVID-19 cases in bio-bubble. However, no reason has been revealed as to why he took this decision.
There is a possibility that Aussie batting ace, David Warner and pacer Cummins could be rested from the West Indies tour due to some family reasons.
The report stated that “David Warner and Pat Cummins could be rested from the West Indies tour because of family reasons – others could follow after a draining year in several bubbles – and Cummins, despite a multimillion-dollar IPL contract, has already said he will not return to the T20 tournament this season.”
Previously, Ashley Giles, the managing director of the England men’s team, had also confirmed that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will also pull some players out from IPL due to the hectic schedule of International matches.
The IPL season could resume between September 15 to October 15 window. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday had announced it will complete the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The board also released an official statement that explained the decision of holding the event in the UAE. It was said that the decision was taken considering the monsoon season in India in the months of September-October.
The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) held virtually on Saturday, where members unanimously agreed to resume IPL. No dates have been confirmed as of yet, we will see when the IPL resumes.
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