‘Don’t think ending IPL is the answer’ – Pat Cummins

‘Don’t think ending IPL is the answer’ – Pat Cummins

‘Don’t think ending IPL is the answer’ – Pat Cummins
Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders paceman Pat Cummins says ending Indian Premier League during the ongoing pandemic in the country is not the answer.

India has seen a massive COVID-19 outbreak over the last few weeks which has left people dying outside hospitals in large queues. 

Three of Cummins’ countrymen have already left for Australia which includes Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa. Tye, in his recent interview with cricket.com.au, had criticized the IPL franchises for spending huge amount of money on the tournament while people were finding it hard to get into the hospitals.

"We are doing everything we can to make sure we don't take any resources out of the frontline," Cummins told news channel WION. He added that teams playing each day would at least help people get through their days despite sad state of affairs in the country.

"There's an aspect that us playing every night for three or four hours hopefully contributes to making people stay at home more, or at least ... can help them get through each day. I don't think ending the IPL is the answer."

Cummins had himself announced a donation of $50,000 few days back to the PM Cares Fund which was to specifically purchase oxygen supplies for the hospitals in India.

The paceman added that he was overwhelmed by the response he got following his donation. "Just tried to do it to help out a little bit, and the response by cricketers and people outside the cricketing community has been huge," he said.

"It's not a great situation at the moment, so anything we can to help."

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