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IPL 2021: Organisers may have pushed too far in hosting league in multiple cities, says Pat Cummins

IPL 2021: Organisers could have pushed too far in internet hosting league in a number of cities, says Pat Cummins

Melbourne: Australia pacer Pat Cummins feels the IPL organisers, in hindsight, would have “tweaked a number of 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, stated the earlier version held in UAE was extremely “well-run” and the organisers pushed it “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 virus.

“Final 12 months we had the IPL held over within the UAE and that was an extremely well-run match,” Cummins informed 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 positive trying again they may have tweaked a number of issues.”

His feedback have been made earlier than the postponement of the league 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 outstanding non-playing workers to check optimistic and later it emerged that batting coach Michael Hussey additionally returned optimistic for COVID-19.

There have been a variety 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’re individuals simply attempting to get primary medical therapy,” the Australian vice-captain stated.

“Very first thing was to search out out whether or not us taking part in the IPL was the best factor and principally everybody stated, we’d be misplaced with out the IPL for 3 or 4 hours each night time. I am simply attempting to do my bit. India’s been such a great nation to me and cricketers.”

With the T20 occasion being postponed, the Australian IPL gamers and help workers would possibly fly off to the Maldives in a bid to get dwelling. The Australian authorities final week banned travellers from COVID-ravaged India until Might 15.

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Updated: May 5, 2021 — 8:20 am

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