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The absence of Cummins and Morgan could harm the franchise. KKR is currently at the bottom of the points table.
Even before the start of IPL Phase-2, Kolkata Knight Riders has suffered a second setback. According to the Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald, KKR’s Pace Bowler and Australia’s vice-captain Pat Cummins will not go to UAE to play the remaining 31 matches. According to the report, he has also informed this to the Australian Cricket Board.
However, the newspaper has not given any reason behind the report. Earlier, the English Cricket Board (ECB) has banned Oen Morgan and other English players from joining the league. The BCCI announced on Saturday that the remaining matches of the league would be held in the UAE. These matches will be held in September-October.
Warner and Cummins will not go on the Windies tour
The report said that David Warner and Cummins could also be rested for the West Indies tour. The board may give relief to them due to family and some personal reasons. Apart from these, some players may also ask for rest due to being in the bio-bubble continuously for the last one year. Cummins gets crores in IPL, yet he has decided not to play the league. They have already told about it.
Cummins is the vice-captain of the Australian Test team.
Cummins took 9 wickets in the current season.
The 14th season of the IPL was suspended after 29 matches after Corona’s case came to light. Cummins scored 93 runs in 7 matches this season. Also took 9 wickets. He also played a quick 66 * against Chennai Super Kings. During the season itself, Cummins donated 50 thousand dollars (about 38 lakh rupees) to the PM Cares Fund after Corona’s situation was terrible in India.
“Sad to see the suffering of the people of India”
Announcing the donation, Cummins posted a post on social media. In it he wrote – India is such a country, which I love very much. The people here are very nice and kind. At the moment, these people are suffering a lot due to corona, which makes me sad.
Cummins has played a total of 5 seasons in the IPL so far. In this, he has taken a total of 38 wickets in 37 matches. Apart from this, he has also scored 316 runs.
“Government of India will get help in oxygen supply”
Cummins further wrote in this post- It is common to feel helpless in such an environment. I know that my donation is not very much, but it will definitely bring happiness in the life of some. It is with this thinking that I have donated to the PM Cares Fund. This will help the Government of India to purchase oxygen for its hospitals.
English players are not allowed to play in IPL
Earlier, Ashley Giles, the managing director of the England Cricket Board, refused to send his players for the remaining matches. Giles definitely believed that after the Test series against India, he can give some rest to his important players from the series against Bangladesh and Pakistan. However, this will not mean that those players will be allowed to play in the IPL.
The matches of both these series start from September 18 and are to be played till October 12. The absence of Cummins and Morgan could harm the franchise. KKR are currently at number 7 in the table with 4 points with 2 wins and 5 defeats in 7 matches.