CSK’s Willey pulls out of IPL
Chennai Super Kings all-rounder David Willey has pulled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League because of personal reasons.
English cricket Willey, who played three matches for theSuper Kings in 2018, was quoted by Yorkshire County Cricket Club website assaying that "unfortunately due to some family reasons, I've had to pullout of the IPL".
"We are due for our second baby and my wife's had a bitof a tough time, so I'm having to make sure she's alright," he said.
"It's a bit open-ended as to when I'll be available forYorkshire, but hopefully I'll be available for the start of the 50-overcompetition," Willey added.
He also said CSK were very understanding and supportive,adding it was not an easy decision for him to take.
"Chennai were very understanding and very supportive,as have been Yorkshire. It's never an easy decision. But, nonetheless, it's theright decision," the 29-year old said.
"I need to put my family first and cricket's secondaryto that. We'll get that sorted and then I can concentrate on cricket."
Last year, Willey was called up as a late replacement for aninjured Kedar Jadhav by CSK and had been retained by the defending champions.
Meanwhile, CSK officials said they had not been informed byWilley about the decision to withdraw from this year's IPL.
The three-time IPL champion had suffered a blow ahead of the tournament when South Africa paceman Lungi Ngidi pulled out due to an injury. CSK has not yet named a replacement for him.