Chennai Super Kings (CSK) overseas fast bowler David Wiley has pulled out of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Wiley confirmed the development and noted that he has pulled out of IPL 2019 due to some family reasons. He is awaiting the birth of his second child. The England left-arm fast bowler played just three matches for CSK in the eleventh edition of IPL.
“Unfortunately due to some family reasons, I’ve had to pull out of the IPL. We are due for our second baby and my wife’s had a bit of a tough time, so I’m having to make sure she’s alright,” said the statement released by Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s website.
It’s a bit open-ended
Wiley mentioned that it is still not clear that when he will be available to play for his County team, Yorkshire. However, he is confident that he will be back for the start of the 50-over domestic competition. “It’s a bit open-ended as to when I’ll be available for Yorkshire, but hopefully I’ll be available for the start of the 50-over competition,” quoted David Wiley.
Chennai were very understanding
Wiley revealed that the Chennai-based franchisee is very understanding and supportive, much like Yorkshire as both the teams understood his situation. “Chennai were very understanding and very supportive, as have been Yorkshire. It’s never an easy decision. But, nonetheless, it’s the right decision,” he added.
CSK have already lost Lungi Ngidi, who also pulled out of the season due to an injury. Wiley stated that he wants to put his family always as his first priority. He also mentioned that he will concentrate on the game after sorting out his personal duties. “I need to put my family first and cricket’s secondary to that. We’ll get that sorted and then I can concentrate on cricket,” Wiley concluded.