IPL 2018

David Willey confirmed to join CSK as replacement player

David Willey

IPL 2018 : Yorkshire County Cricket Club confirmed the news on their official Twitter account.

“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,” Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon said.

“There are now 12 English players in this year’s IPL, so the issue goes further than just here at Emerald Headingley.”

Moxon went on to say that he will be in a meeting with the other directors of cricket to ‘future-proof’ the competition and reckoned he’d suggest a ‘cut-off date’.

“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,” Moxon said.

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