IPL 2021 organisers could have tweaked few issues: Cummins

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Australia pacer Pat Cummins feels the IPL organisers, in hindsight, would have “tweaked just a few issues” after deciding to host the league in India amidst a raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Cummins, a key a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders workforce, mentioned the earlier version held in UAE was extremely “well-run” and the organisers pushed it a “little step additional” by organising it at dwelling this 12 months.

The IPL was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday, following a number of COVID-19 instances contained in the bio-bubble.

Final 12 months, IPL was first postponed after which shifted to the UAE with India being within the grips of the primary wave of the virus.

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“”Final 12 months we had the IPL held over within the UAE and that was an extremely well-run match,” Cummins advised Foxsports.

“This 12 months, they tried to push it that little step additional and have it over right here in a number of cities in India. I am certain trying again they may have tweaked just a few issues.”

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His feedback had been made earlier than the IPL was suspended on Tuesday.

The choice was taken after the virus breached the bio-bubble, infecting Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Wriddhiman Saha, Delhi Capitals’ spinner Amit Mishra and KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier.

Chennai Tremendous Kings’ bowling coach L Balaji was additionally among the many distinguished non-playing employees to check constructive and later it emerged that batting coach Michael Hussey additionally returned constructive for COVID-19.

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There was loads of criticism for conducting the T20 league at a time when India was going through such a devastating well being disaster.

“It is two totally different worlds. We’re fortunate, we’re protected, we’re snug and there is folks simply making an attempt to get primary medical therapy,” the Australian vice-captain mentioned.

“”Very first thing was to search out out whether or not us enjoying the IPL was the correct factor and principally everybody mentioned, we might be misplaced with out the IPL for 3 or 4 hours each evening. I am simply making an attempt to do my bit. India’s been such an excellent nation to me and cricketers.”