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.
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.