Australia speedster Pat Cummins spoke out relating to the fate of 13th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is at the moment scheduled to begin from April 15. Originally, the money-wealthy league was scheduled to begin from March 29 however the event had to be postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Cummins, who was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping sum of Rs 15.5 cr, revealed he has been involved with the franchise relating to the fate of the event. He said IPL officials are assured of internet hosting the occasion sooner or later in time however the thought is to preserve the chance issue to minimal.
“Everything is changing, literally every single day,” Cummins informed reporters by way of videoconference on Friday, as per cricket.com.au. “The final I spoke to (KKR crew officials), they stated they’re nonetheless actually assured and hopeful it (the IPL) will be on at some stage.
“They clearly haven’t cancelled it or something like that but. It’s nonetheless a bit of a holding sample, so we’re involved with our groups each few days.
“Obviously everybody continues to be actually eager for it to go forward, however the precedence is to minimise threat of (the virus) spreading. It’s going to be pretty tight, I believe the (Indian) journey ban is in place till April 14 so I don’t count on something too quickly to occur.”
Cummins grew to become the most costly abroad participant within the historical past of IPL auctions after he was bought for Rs 15.5 crore to two-time champions KKR within the December public sale.
The No.1 Test bowler surpassed Ben Stokes’ file to develop into the most costly abroad purchase. The England all-rounder was beforehand bought to Rising Pune Supergiant at IPL auctions 2017 at Rs 14.5 crore.
He can also be the second costliest amongst all gamers within the historical past of IPL auctions, with solely Yuvraj Singh being costlier than him. Yuvraj was purchased by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for Rs 16 crore.