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Cummins: Suspending IPL not the answer

  • Published at 03:06 pm April 29th, 2021
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Pat Cummins

The season will continue as scheduled, a senior Indian cricket board official told Reuters Wednesday

Australia speedster Pat Cummins understands how grim India's battle is against the Covid-19 crisis in the country but does not think suspending Indian Premier League will help, the Kolkata Knight Riders player said.

Three of his compatriots have cut short their IPL stints to return home as India continues to record more than 300,000 new infections a day, with the actual figures believed to be much higher.

The crisis has prompted calls to halt the popular Twenty20 competition, which is being played in a bio-secure bubble and without spectators, but Cummins believes otherwise.


Also Read: Organizers: IPL helps lift Covid-19 gloom, show must go on


The season will continue as scheduled, a senior Indian cricket board official told Reuters Wednesday, despite criticism of staging it in the midst of a national crisis.

A senior BCCI official, however, said the cricket was providing important solace and entertainment to many people during hard times, as the tournament is watched by millions of viewers on television

Posted by Sports Tribune on Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Cummins donated $50,000 to an Indian coronavirus relief fund to help purchase oxygen for hospitals.

The fast bowler said he was "overwhelmed" with the response that followed his gesture.

Two-time champions Kolkata are currently fifth in the points table with the final of the right-team tournament scheduled in Ahmedabad on May 30. 

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