Ahead of the begin of IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) administration is anxious over the continued delay in the arrival of England worldwide Moeen Ali, who nonetheless hasn’t joined the reigning champions, for the upcoming season.
Moeen, 34, who was retained by the Super Kings for INR 8 crore, is ready for the clearance of his journey paperwork by the Indian High Commission in the UK.
“He had applied for his visa on February 28. It has been more than 20 days since the application was submitted. He has been a frequent traveller to India and yet he has not got the travel papers. We are hoping he will join the team soon. He has told us that he will take the very next flight after getting the papers,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“Even the BCCI has got itself involved to help us. We are hoping that he will get the papers by Monday,” he added.
Ali should bear a compulsory three-day quarantine upon his arrival in India. He will not be a component of the England Test group that’s presently competing towards West Indies after having retired from the longest format of the recreation.
Meanwhile, CSK will begin their IPL 2022 campaign when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday, May 26. CSK gamers are presently working towards in Surat in the lead as much as the new season. While the likes of MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu started coaching earlier this month, the different home gamers and international stars have began arriving.
CSK squad for IPL 2022:
MS Dhoni (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Robin Uthappa, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Subranshu Senapati, Mukesh Chowdhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, Narayan Jagadeeshan, Chris Jordan, Bhagat Varma.