Chennai Super Kings star all-rounder Moeen Ali has secured his India visa and will be available for game two of the upcoming IPL.
CSK’s Moeen Ali receives visa to India, will be available from game two (CSK Twitter)
- Moeen Ali has finally secured his visa to India
- The England international will play at the 2022 IPL
- He will miss CSK’s first game due to COVID protocols
Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan on Thursday confirmed that England all-rounder Moeen Ali has secured his India visa and will be available for selection for CSK’s 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) second game.
Despite the England player arriving in Mumbai on Thursday, the defending champion will miss Moeen’s services for Saturday’s IPL 15 opener against Kolkata Knight Riders as he faces a three-day quarantine before joining the team.
“Moeen got his visa and will land in Mumbai in the afternoon. He will be available for the second game after a three-day quarantine,” Viswanathan was quoted as saying by the PTI news agency.
There has been a delay in obtaining the visa as a set procedure is followed for players of Pakistani descent. Moeen’s grandfather immigrated to England from Pakistani-occupied Kashmir, but Moeen was born in England and is a frequent visitor to India.
Four-time IPL champions CSK meet last edition’s runners-up KKR in the opening match of this year’s tournament at Wankhede Stadium.
CSK will play Lucknow Super Giants in their second game on March 31st. Due to his good all-around show that helped the team to their fourth IPL title, Moeen was held by CSK along with inspirational captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Moeen hit 357 runs from 15 innings for CSK in the IPL last year while his off-spin bowling also won six wickets from 15 games.