New Delhi: Regarding the remaining 31 matches of the IPL, it has been announced by the BCCI that these matches will be played in the UAE in September-October. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders can get a big setback. According to the Sydney Morning Herald report, fast bowler Pat Cummins will no longer be available for IPL 2021.
The report said that Cricket Australia will have to allow its top cricketers to return to the Indian Premier League in September after the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed the resumption of the IPL in the United Arab Emirates, but will be held from mid-October. There remains some doubt about the Twenty20 World Cup. The BCCI said in a statement that it has sought an extension in its schedule from the International Cricket Council.
The IPL was suspended due to the rise in the number of coronavirus cases. Australian coach Mike Hussey was one of at least seven players or coaches to have tested positive. Around 40 Australian cricketers, support staff and broadcasters are in hotel quarantine in Sydney.
Australia have a short tour of the Caribbean from the end of June and ahead of the expected T20 World Cup and a home summer against Afghanistan and the Ashes series, Cricket Australia will need to decide whether it will allow its players to resume the IPL. Would be fine to send.
31 matches are yet to be played in the IPL, the last season of which took place in the UAE. However, CA may decide that the IPL will ensure that the players are prepared for the World Cup, which could also be held in the UAE. Captain Aaron Finch and fast bowler Mitchell Starc are among those who do not have IPL contracts.
Along with this, it has been said in the report that David Warner and Pat Cummins may be rested from the West Indies tour due to family reasons. Cummins has already said that he will not return to T20s in the tournament this season, despite a multi-million dollar IPL contract. The Australian team may also do a short tour of Bangladesh in August but this has not been confirmed. However, the Bangladesh board is planning five Twenty20 matches.