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IPL 2022: Big worries for MS Dhoni’s CSK as Moeen Ali doubtful for clash against KKR | Cricket News

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Ahead of the beginning of the IPL 2022, Chennai Super Kings are apprehensive over the continued delay within the arrival of England cricketer Moeen Ali, who nonetheless hasn’t joined the four-time champions, for the upcoming season.

The 34-year outdated Ali, who was retained by CSK for Rs 8 crore, has been awaiting clearance of his journey paperwork by the Indian High Commission within the UK.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,” Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of the CSK was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz on Saturday.

“Even the BCCI has got itself involved to help us. We are hoping that he will get the papers by Monday,” he added.

The MS-Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have been having their camp in Surat for the final one month. They play their first match on the opening day of IPL 2022, on March 26, against Kolkata Knight Riders on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Notably, if Moeen will get clearance to journey on Monday and the English all-rounder will then must quarantine on arrival for as much as 3 days, which makes him doubtful for the KKR clash.

Meanwhile, a member of the Gujarat Titans teaching workers has additionally equally been caught in London. The Ahmedabad workforce just lately expanded their teaching crew by recruiting Abdul Naim of the UK and Mithun Manhas of Delhi, as assistant coaches.

While Manhas has joined the squad in Ahmedabad, Naim, who had beforehand labored for Sunrisers Hyderabad, has been ready for his journey clearance within the UK. “We are sure the issue will get resolved soon,” stated a Titans official.

Manhas, who was earlier related to the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) will take over as the fielding coach of Gujarat.

CSK Squad for IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Shivam Dube, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Ok.Bhagath Varma, C.Hari Nishaanth, N. Jagadeesan, Ok.M. Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh.



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