The top management of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), one of the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) thinks that there is no point to continue the cash-rich league without international stars. Continuing the league without foreign stars would be like playing another Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy according to CSK’s management and relevant bodies.
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the flights across the globe have been suspended indefinitely and there isn’t any probability when the things will get back to normal. The sports scenarios have been badly affected in India and globally as well.
IPL, that was to go ahead by 29th March, got many delays and latest windows for rescheduling but in the end, all of them vacant as the authorities have chosen to suspend the league till further notice. As a consequence, the availability of the players from overseas is going to be one of the main issues and CSK feels like, there is no point to commence the league like that.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), that is Kohli’s leading side, presented their views to kick off the league with the involvement of only local Indian players. CSK totally denied their point of view by disagreeing on their thought and resembling it to another Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. Dhoni’s side has suggested pushing the league on later this year than following RCB’s view.
CSK: IPL without foreign players will be like another Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
“CSK is not keen to do an IPL with only Indian players. That way it would be playing another Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (domestic T20 competition). The franchise has not been in touch with the BCCI of late as the situation is worsening. Let’s hope we can have the IPL later this year,” a CSK source said as quoted by The New Indian Express.