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Pat Cummins prioritises T20 World Cup over IPL


MELBOURNE: With cricket going through an uncertain future because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian pace spearhead Pat Cummins wish to see the T20 World Cup at home being held over the profitable IPL in which he would enter as the most expensive international buy.

Cummins was the most expensive international buy within the IPL on the public sale in December when Kolkata Knight Riders shelled out a whopping Rs 15.50 crore for his products and services.

"The T20 World Cup is something we've spoken about for the best part of two or three years. The (ODI) World Cup in 2015, that was absolutely a career highlight for me and I wasn't even playing in the final. I'd love to see that go ahead," Cummins was once quoted as pronouncing through the 'Australian Associated Press'.


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"That's probably the big tournament this year for international cricket ... I'd love for that to happen in a perfect world and if I was to be really greedy, I'd love for the IPL to happen as well."


There isn't any definitive word at the IPL yet after it was once postponed to April 15. With coronavirus circumstances continuing to upward thrust globally, it's not likely the cash-rich league can be organised anytime quickly.


Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has counsel that the IPL must kick-start the cricketing season and be held sooner than the T20 World Cup, scheduled in October-November.


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