Kolkata Knight Riders star Pat Cummins ready to play IPL 2020 behind closed doors
Australian pacer Pat Kamins has made it clear that he is ready to play the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season in empty stadiums under the influence of Corona. Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL auction this season with a record price of Rs.15.50 crore. However, the possibility of this Aussie pacer in the form of an IPL has led to coronation.
The IPL 2020 season due to start on March 29 has been postponed to April 15 due to Corona. With the current situation in the country, the management of this cash rich league is in doubt. If the IPL happens, there is a huge loss. This is why the proposal to conduct the IPL without any audience. Already senior Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has said the same idea.
‘The first priority is safety. The second is to get back to normalcy. We need to find ways to do it. Under current conditions people are less likely to get on the field. But when you have matches and live streams in empty stadiums, people sit at home and watch TV. However, in India, where cricket is very popular, playing in an empty stadium without spectators is a novelty.
Stickers and wickets, however, are not common among fans in the stadium. Cummins told a media channel, “I am ready to play the IPL if everything goes smoothly and without the spectators.” Kamins was named the 2019 ICC Test Player of the Year. The Aussie pacer, who played 12 matches this season, took 59 wickets.