Australia cricket team skipper Pat Cummins has expressed his views about playing a series amidst the current economic crisis in Sri Lanka.
The cricketer said his team has been following the situation closely and the matter is something that has been discussed during their team meetings.
Cummins told reporters that he had spoken with local female cricketers about some of their parallel hardships during the tour.
“We’re so lucky to come here and experience Sri Lanka pretty normally. I was on a call yesterday and spoke to some young girl cricketers and they’re down to one meal a day, they’re going to school a couple of days a week because the teachers can’t get to school,” he said.
Cummins went on to say, “They’re from a fishing village, a lot of them can’t go out to fish because they’ve got no petrol, so we’re certainly seeing the effects, even in the buses seeing the queues kilometers long around petrol stations, so that’s really hit home for us. No matter what the result is, we’re in a really privileged position. There’s a lot of people making this happen for us to play a bit of cricket.”
Earlier last week, he posted a picture on social media experiencing a power cut while at a local restaurant. (NewsWire)