The biggest obstacle to the resumption of the tournament is the lack of foreign players. The England and Wales Cricket Board has already stated that they will not allow their players to play in the remaining matches of VIVO IPL 2021 in the UAE. However, Cricket Australia has not yet decided on their behalf.
According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Cummins has already made it clear that he will not play in the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). If Pat Cummins doesn’t play the rest of the IPL matches for KKR, it will be a big blow for KKR as there is no quality fast bowler in KKR’s team.
Cricket is the most popular sports in India and also the 2nd most popular game in the World. Cricket is worshipped in India. Even the people of this country love cricketers so much that they pray and worship God for their physical well-being.
Especially for IPL, there is no need to say anything. All the cricket fans in India love the IPL, whether they are young or old. The IPL is celebrated like a festival in India. The people of this country have been waiting anxiously for the whole year to know when the IPL will start.
The IPL was postponed last year due to the Corona epidemic. Then again IPL started in UAE on Saturday, Sep 19, 2020. It ended on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020, with the final match between Delhi capital and Mumbai Indians.
However, in the midst of the Corona epidemic, the IPL started on Apr 09, 2021, this year. Then, as the tournament progresses, players and support staff from different teams become infected with the COVID-19 virus.
The KKR vs RCB match was cancelled on May 3 after two Kolkata Knight Riders players Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrior were affected in COVID-19. The Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians match was also postponed on May 4 due to the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result, BCCI postponed the remaining matches of VIVO IPL 2021.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 May 202 announced that the remaining 31 matches of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September and October. The decision was taken in a Special General Meeting, where members unanimously agreed to resume the IPL.
If players from both England and Australia are not present in the remaining matches of the VIVO IPL 2021, then several teams in the IPL are going to run into problems. But the teams that are going to get into the most trouble are KKR, CSK, RR and SRH.
In that case, Pat Cummins and Ein Morgan will not be in the top 11 of KKR. Apart from KKR’s Eoin Morgan, England’s Josh Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran and Moeen Ali, are the important players who will not take part in the remaining matches of the VIVO IPL 2021.
It is also rumoured that New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Trent Bolt may not take part in the upcoming IPL. Also, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Australian David Warner will not be able to play in the remaining matches of VIVO IPL 2021 to be held in UAE.