CSK call David Willey as replacement, Yorkshire unhappy

IPL 2018: CSK call David Willey as replacement, Yorkshire unhappy - InsideSport

Chennai Super Kings have sought England limited overs specialist, all-rounder David Willey as a replacement after Kedar Jadhav was ruled out for the rest of the Indian Premier League season with a hamstring tear.

As Chennai Super Kings have not replaced New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team has the option of signing an overseas player for Santner.

However, Yorkshire County Cricket Club is not very happy to release their all-rounder. Willey will become the second Yorkshire player to leave the County team just before the Championship Season is about to start. Liam Plunkett had moved to Delhi Daredevils as a replacement for injured South African seamer Kagiso Rabada.

“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.” ESPN Cricinfo has reported Yorkshire Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon as saying.

Willey had reportedly left a friendly game against Leicester for negotiations with Chennai Super Kings. He will become the 12th England player and second Yorkshireman to get an IPL contract this year.

Chennai Super Kings, who have got off to a winning start against Mumbai Indians, face Kolkata Knight Riders in their second game of the season at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens today (Tuesday).

Also Read: Hamstring tear forces Kedar Jadhav out of IPL 2018