The Australian players who participated in IPL 2021 came out of quarantine on Monday. After arriving in Australia on 17th May, the players were put into quarantine. The Indian Premier League got suspended on 4th May, followed which the entire Australian contingent was moved to the Maldives and spend a 14-day quarantine.
The likes of David Warner and Pat Cummins met their families on Monday as their pictures surfaced on social media. Over the last few days, questions have been asked on whether Pat Cummins would represent KKR in the remainder of IPL 2021, which will take place in the September-October window.
A source close to the bowler has spoken on that matter saying, “We do not know yet. Pat is just out of quarantine and we are catching up with him to talk about the weeks and months ahead. No decision as yet regarding his participation in the IPL.”
Earlier, the Australian bowler had stated that he won’t be taking part in the remainder of IPL 2021.
“David Warner and Pat Cummins could be rested from the West Indies tour because of family reasons — others could follow after a draining year in several bubbles — and Cummins, despite a multimillion-dollar IPL contract, has already said he will not return to the T20 tournament this season,” stated the report.
The availability of English players for the remaining games is also a cause of concern. The director of the England and Wales cricket board, Ashely Giles had categorically stated that the board won’t allow any of their player to participate in the cash-rich league.
“We are going to have to give some of these guys a break at some point. But the intention of giving guys a break for, say, Bangladesh, wouldn’t be for them to go and play cricket elsewhere,” ESPNcricinfo had quoted Giles as saying.