IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings to sign David Willey as a late replacement as Yorkshire are left fuming

Sport360 staff 13:13 10/04/2018
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Willey has completed his paperwork to join up CSK.

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon revealed his frustration after announcing David Willey has signed for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

The big-hitting left-arm seam bowler has been parachuted in after an injury to India’s Kedar Jadhav and joins White Rose and England limited-overs team-mate Liam Plunkett as a late replacement.

Plunkett was last weekend snapped up by Delhi Daredevils, coming in for Kagiso Rabada, and Moxon admitted the late call-ups are far from ideal for Yorkshire, who begin their County Championship campaign against Essex this Friday.

Moxon said: “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.

“I will be chairing a meeting with other directors of cricket tomorrow at Edgbaston to discuss the future of the game. With the number of domestic T20 contracts available worldwide, it is important that we future-proof the County Championship. I will be calling for the introduction of a cut-off date, after which players will not be allowed to go to the IPL. Hopefully this can gain national approval and be supported by the ECB.”

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