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IPL 2021: Shutting down tournament ‘not the answer,’ says Kolkata Knight Riders’ Pat Cummins

IPL 2021: Shutting down event ‘not the reply,’ says Kolkata Knight Riders’ Pat Cummins

Ahmedabad: Shutting down IPL shouldn’t be the reply whilst India is struggling to manage the COVID-19-induced well being disaster, insisted star pacer Pat Cummins, who donated USD 50,000 in the direction of the battle towards the dreaded virus.

There’s been a debate whether or not the IPL ought to proceed when India is going through a extreme well being disaster as 1000’s of persons are dying of the virus.

Whereas just a few really feel it mustn’t proceed, a bit believes it was a cheerful distraction.

“I do not assume ending the IPL is the reply,” the 27-year-old stated in an interview with information channel WION.

File image of Pat Cummins. Photo by Deepak Malik/ Sportzpics for IPL

File picture of Pat Cummins. Picture by Deepak Malik/ Sportzpics for IPL

“We’re doing every part we are able to to ensure we do not take any sources out of the entrance line. I do not assume so (it is the answer).

“In fact there’s a facet that enjoying each night time for three-four hours hopefully contributes to folks staying residence because it has been a tough routine for them and we might help them get via every day,” he stated.

Cummins additional stated wanting on the second wave, teams have been shaped in Australia to assist the nation.

“Folks in Australia would additionally like to assist, so we’re planning to arrange one thing there to direct the sources to some charity over right here,” the world primary Take a look at bowler stated.

Requested about his resolution to donate in the direction of the PM CARES Fund, Cummins stated: “Simply chatting with a few guys right here at Kolkata Knight Riders they usually have been actually beneficiant of their donation to the PM CARES fund during the last yr. (Staff proprietor and Bollywood celebrity) Shahrukh (Khan) donated (cash) himself and that’s the method to go.”

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Updated: April 29, 2021 — 12:34 am

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