The Covid related issues within the bio bubble forced BCCI to postpone the remaining IPL 2021 matches. However, after a lot of brainstorming, BCCI has officially released a statement regarding completing the remaining 31 games. The remaining matches of IPL 2021 will now be held in UAE from Sep 3rd week to Oct 2nd week.
IPL 2021 remaining games to be held in UAE brings a lot of uncertainty about the involvement of foreign players. England cricket board has already conveyed that they won’t allow their players to participate in the IPL 2021 remaining matches. Few other players from Afghanistan and Bangladesh will also not take part in the remaining IPL 2021 games. Australian players’ involvement is also uncertain as of now.
With few key players not able to participate, they will have to sacrifice a lot of match fees. In addition, the foreign players will be paid on a pro-rata basis for the matches they played. So let us analyze how much money a few key players will lose if they cannot participate further in IPL 2021.
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The Australian pace sensation Pat Cummins has already conveyed to BCCI that he won’t take further part in IPL 2021 UAE edition. Having retained by KKR for 15.50 crores, Pat Cummins will lose 7.25 crores. It will be a substantial monetary loss for the Australian speedster.
Australian cricket team management has hinted about a possible scenario where ACB will send their key players to take part in IPL 2021 UAE edition on case to case basis. The main motto behind this decision is to manage the workload of the vital Australian players ahead of ICC t20 Cricket world cup 2021. The Australian Cricket board may tell Maxwell to skip the IPL 2021 UAE edition in such a scenario. Having purchased by RCB for 14.25 crores, Maxwell will lose 7.12 crores.
Rajasthan Royals retained Ben Stoker for a whopping 12.5 crores. However, having played precisely 7 IPL 2021 games, Ben Stokes will lose 6.25 crores. Therefore, ECB won’t allow him to participate in IPL 2021 remaining matches to prepare for ICC t20 cricket world cup 2021.
David Warner was removed from the captaincy of Sunrisers Hyderabad midway during IPL 2021. He will most likely not be a part of the IPL 2021 UAE edition due to Cricket Australi’s policy of resting key players before ICC t20 Cricket world cup 2021. In such a case, David Warner will suffer a monetary loss of 6.25 crores. His current IPL retention fee is 12.5 crores.
Afghanistan is set to play the ODI series against Pakistan and Ireland. In such a situation, Rashid Khan will have to play for the national side. Rashid Khan is the best bowler on the Afghanistan team. SRH currently pays him nine crore rupees. If he does not play the remaining IPL 2021 matches, Rashid Khan will lose 4.5 crores.