David Willey pulls out of IPL 2019 due to personal reasons
England all-rounder David Willey won’t participate in this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) as he has opted to stay at home for the birth of his second child.
Willey, who was set to play for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has opted to not play due to family commitment. He was one among the eight foreign imports in the defending champions’ initial squad.
The all-rounder was brought into the CSK squad last year as a replacement for Kedar Jadhav and had subsequently been retained.
Earlier, MS Dhoni’s side also lost their vital pacer Lungi Ngidi due to injury and his replacement has not been named. The men in yellow are now left with just six overseas players.
However, this hasn’t affected them so far as they won both of their first two games and have used only three foreign players in both the games.
Willey’s initial plan was to play the IPL and he delayed his departure to India as he awaited the birth of his child, but in the end, he cancelled the plan.
Chennai are currently second in the table with wins over Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. They will take on Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.