The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) management is worried over the constant delay in Moeen Ali’s arrival in IPL 2022. The England all-rounder has been waiting for the travel documents clearance by the Indian High Commission in the UK. Moeen Ali was retained by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 8 crores.
CSK CEO’s statement on Moeen Ali’s situation
The Chennai Super Kings president Kasi Viswanathan said that Moeen Ali had applied for his visa on February 28th. Despite the application being submitted for more than 20 days, he did not get the travel papers. He is a frequent traveler to India. He has informed the Chennai Super Kings management that he will take the next flight if Moeen Ali gets the papers.
Viswanathan also mentioned that the BCCI has got itself involved to help them. They are hoping that the papers will be sent through by Monday.
Chennai Super Kings have been camping in Surat for the past month. Chennai Super Kings will play their first match of IPL 2022 against Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede on March 26.
Titan’s coaching staff member held back like Chennai Super Kings
Like Moeen, a Gujarat Titan coaching staff member is similarly been stuck in London. The Gujarat Titans coaching staff recently recruited two new coaching crew which include Abdul Naim from the UK and Mithun Manhas of Delhi.
Naim, who has previous experience with Sunrisers Hyderabad, is waiting for his travel clearance. Meanwhile, Manhas has joined the squad of the Ahmedabad team. The Gujarat Titans officials believe that the issue will get resolved soon.
Both the fresh recruits are taken as assistant coaches. Manhas is a former Delhi batsman currently looking after the Jammu and Kashmir state team. He will look after the fielding area. Manhas was earlier associated with the Punjab Kings team (earlier Kings XI Punjab).