IPL 2018: England cricketer David Willey to join Chennai Super Kings

CSK has lost Mitchell Santner and Kedar Jadhav because of injury.

David Willey | GETTY

David Willey is set to play for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Official twitter account of Yorkshire confirmed the news. The English all-rounder is signed by CSK as replacement of New Zealand cricketer Mitchell Santner. Willey is 12th England player to be added in this year's IPL. 

As per Yorkshire official website, Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket said: “We find ourselves in an impossible situation with these late replacement requests.

“At the moment, we are potentially looking at a situation where if we deny a player an opportunity, we will be left with someone who is not completely focused on playing for Yorkshire. This would be counter-productive.

“There are now 12 English players in this year’s IPL, so the issue goes further than just here at Emerald Headingley.

“I will be chairing a meeting with other directors of cricket tomorrow at Edgbaston to discuss the future of the game. With the number of domestic T20 contracts available worldwide, it is important that we future-proof the County Championship. I will be calling for the introduction of a cut-off date, after which players will not be allowed to go to the IPL. Hopefully, this can gain national approval and be supported by the ECB.”

The Chennai based franchise has been affected by another loss. Kedar Jadhav is out because of a hamstring injury. He will be replaced by an Indian cricketer.


By Sihyeu Singh - 09 Apr, 2018

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