Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan on Thursday confirmed that the English all-rounder Moeen Ali has finally received his visa for India and he will be available for selection for CSK’s second game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Though the England player is arriving in Mumbai on Thursday, the defending champions will miss the services of Moeen for Saturday’s IPL-15 opener against Kolkata Knight Riders. as he will have to complete a three-day quarantine before joining the team.
As per the recent reports of PTI, Kasi Viswanathan said, “Moeen has got his visa and is landing in Mumbai in the afternoon. He will be available for the second game after completing a three-day quarantine.”
There was a delay in procuring the visa as a set procedure is followed for players of Pakistani descent. Moeen’s grandfather migrated to England from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir but Moeen was born in England and is a frequent visitor to India.
Four-time IPL champions CSK will take on last edition’s runner-up side KKR in the opening match of this year’s tournament at the Wankhede Stadium.
CSK is scheduled to play Lucknow Super Giants in their second match on March 31. Because of his fine all-around show which helped the team lift its fourth IPL title in 2021, Moeen was retained by CSK alongside inspirational captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Moeen scored 357 runs from 15 innings for CSK in the IPL last year, while also taking six wickets from 15 games with his off-spin bowling.