IPL 2021: Ready to lead KKR for the rest of the season, says former captain Dinesh Karthik

Kolkata Knight Riders wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik on Friday revealed that pacer Pat Cummins will not return to play the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the United Arab Emirates.
IPL 2021 was suspended on May 4, after just 29 matches, as the coronavirus breached the bio-bubble of the tournament, infecting four players, 2 support staff members and a bus cleaner.
Due to the second wave of Kovid-19 in India, the remaining 31 matches of the 8-team tournament will be played in the UAE. The country will host IPL matches for the second year in a row, and for the third time overall, after 2009 and 2020.
The UAE successfully hosted the entire IPL season in a safe bio-bubble environment without any major hiccups during the tournament last year, which is why the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to move IPL 2021 to the Emirates once again. decided to.
But some foreign players are a bit apprehensive about returning to their families amid the pandemic and playing in the second leg of the tournament.
Pat Cummins, who was one of the 38 Australian players stranded in India and then in the Maldives due to COVID-related travel and quarantine restrictions, is the cricketer who does not want to participate in the remainder of IPL 2021.

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