CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan is hoping Moeen Ali’s visa papers will be cleared by Monday as he expressed confidence that Ali will take the next flight after getting the documents. The CSK CEO also informed that the BCCI is also involved in the matter and internally dealing with the UK government to let Ali receive the papers as early as possible.
As per reports, Moeen Ali applied for his visa on February 28 but hasn’t got the papers yet. “It been 20-days since the application was submitted, and earlier, we were worried about his arrival in India as the opening game is just a few days ahead. But, he has assured the CSK management that he will take the first flight to India as he will receive the paper.” Reports have also quoted Kasi saying that even cricket’s apex body in the country is also involved in the matter, and they are trying their best to have Ali in the camp so that he can have some preparation with the team before he plays in the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been having their camp in Surat for the last one month, and management was applauded by many for taking such strategic decisions ahead of IPL 2022. As per CSK management, soil from Mumbai was used to build surface at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in Surat and considering the IPL matches in Maharashtra; management decided to shift the camp from Chennai to Surat.
CSK will kick start their campaign on the opening day of IPL 2022, on March 26 against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium. Apart from CSK, Gujarat Titans’ management is also dealing with a similar issue as their members of the coaching staff are also stuck in London. As per reports, Abdul Naim of the UK, who has been appointed in the coaching crew of Sunrisers Hyderabad, is also waiting for his travel clearance in the UK.