Pat Cummins nonetheless undecided on IPL 2021 return

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Australian quick bowler Pat Cummins remains to be undecided on becoming a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp for the second half of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, opposite to earlier studies that he wouldn’t return.

“Nothing has been mentioned with Pat as but, so nothing to report at this stage,” an individual near Cummins instructed Sportstar.

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) determined at a particular common assembly on Saturday that the rest of the IPL, which was suspended within the first week of Might after a rise in Covid-19 instances amongst gamers, might be held in September-October within the United Arab Emirates.

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Cummins was among the many 38 Australians within the IPL bubble, which comprised gamers, teaching employees, and commentators. Following the postponement, the complete Australian contingent was flown to the Maldives, from the place they travelled house on a BCCI constitution flight and underwent resort quarantine in Sydney, which ended Monday morning.

In the meantime, the T20 World Cup is predicted to start out in October. So, if the World Cup does go forward within the UAE, it’s prone to elevate questions concerning the participation of Australian gamers within the second half of IPL, given the proximity between two occasions.

Requested if Cricket Australia (CA) has had an opportunity to deliberate on the difficulty, newly-appointed CEO Nick Hockley on Monday mentioned: “We’ve not talked something about it but. The gamers coming back from IPL have solely at the moment come out of quarantine. So, our precedence is to make sure they’re protected and nicely. We have now obtained a West Indies tour to organize for. As soon as we get again collectively as a bunch, that is one thing that we might want to talk about. I’d reiterate that the BCCI has been completely unbelievable in supporting the complete group by way of getting house safely.”