Moeen made no request for logo removal, CSK CEO confirms
Some reports said on Sunday that England all-rounder Moeen Ali requested Chennai Super Kings’ management to remove an alcohol brand’s logo from his jersey as it’s not allowed in Muslim religion. And for this, they agreed to the proposal and removed the logo from Moeen’s jersey.
However, CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan later informed that Moeen didn’t make any request to remove the logo.
“There has been no request made by Moeen to CSK to remove any logo,” the CSK CEO was quoted as saying in Times Now.
It should be mentioned that CSK uses the logo of SNJ 10000, a beer brand of Chennai-based SNJ Distilleries, as their one of the sponsor.
Earlier, the 33-year old Moeen praised CSK and captain MS Dhoni much, and said he’s excited to play for the franchise. “I think what differentiates CSK from other teams is actually how they structure everything — from the squad they have to the way they do things. They look a very calm franchise that doesn’t panic,” Moeen said.
“I’ve spoken to players who have played under MS and they tell me how he improves their game. I believe a great captain does that,” he added.
The English all-rounder played for Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore last time. But they released him in the auction this year and CSK bought him by Rs. 7 cr. CSK is scheduled to play their first mach against Delhi Capitals on April 10 in Mumbai.