Knights of the riders in Kolkata Pat Cummins is set to miss the UAE-feet of IPL and Cricket Australia should call if it is reasonable to allow other Australian players to compete in the League and spend more time in a mentally challenging bio-bubble.
On Saturday, BCCI approved the resumption of IPL in September in the UAE. Organizers were forced to suspend the league earlier this month after numerous cases of COVID-19 were reported in the bio-balloon.
“Cummins, despite a multimillion-dollar IPL contract, has already said it will not return to the T20 this season,” the Sydney Morning Herald said in a report.
Cricket Australia will have to take into account workload and fatigue from bio-bubbles before the T20 World Cup, which is to be held in India in October-November.
The Australian players had to undergo a quarantine period on arrival home via the Maldives from India due to travel restrictions in the country following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“CA will have to decide whether it is in the best interests of their players’ mental health to spend even more time in a biosafety balloon,” the report said.
“CA may decide that the IPL will ensure that players are in good spirits for the World Cup, which may also take place in the UAE,” the report added.
ECB Cricket Director Ashley Giles has already said that due to the busy international schedule from June onwards, English players are unlikely to be available for the rest of the tournament.
Australia has a tour of the West Indies scheduled for the end of June before the T20 World Cup, followed by a Test against Afghanistan and the ashes “The Australians could also have had a short tour in Bangladesh in August, but that’s it
not confirmed. However, the Bangladesh board is planning five Twenty20 games. “
More than 40 Australian cricketers, support staff and television operators took part in the currently suspended IPL.
The IPL, which took place in the UAE last season, has 31 games.