David Warner likely to miss IPL
Sunrisers Hyderabad have been dealt a massive blow ahead of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League as David Warner is likely to miss the league as visa application has been rejected all of a sudden and thus he cannot come to India to play the world’s premier tournament.
If reports doing the rounds are to be believed then David Warner’s visa application has been rejected by the senior authorities without even revealing a specific reason.
We all know that the novel coronavirus has caused a galaxy of troubles all over the world and maybe this is the reason why the Indian authorities have suspended the issue of visas to outsiders in order to control the fast-spreading disease and with that being the case, the upcoming season of IPL may not be a successful event.
The BCCI officials are likely to come together and take control of the situation as a franchise would certainly not want to miss a big player like Warner. It was only recently David Warner replaced Kane Williamson as the caption. The 33-year old Warner steered SRH to their maiden IPL title in the year 2016.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia has already given the freedom to Australian players to decide on IPL 2020 participation.
David Warner couldn’t play the IPL in 2018 as he faced a ban from Cricket Australia owing to the ball-tampering saga. The Australian returned in 2019 and finished as the IPL’s leading run-scorer with 692 runs in 11 games.
“BREAKING NOW: DAVID WARNER’S VISA APPLICATION HAS BEEN REJECTED. Not confirmed if it’s a technical reason or because of the #Coronavirus threat,” a journalist posted on Twitter.