IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings' David Willey ruled out of tournament due to personal reasons

David Willey also said CSK were very understanding and supportive, adding it was not an easy decision for him to take.

Press Trust of India, Mar 30, 2019 15:42:49 IST

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings all-rounder David Willey has pulled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League because of personal reasons.

English cricket Willey, who played three matches for the Super Kings in 2018, was quoted by Yorkshire County Cricket Club website as saying that "unfortunately due to some family reasons, I've had to pull out of the IPL".

David Willey of Chennai Super Kings during match thirty five of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Banglore held at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Cricket Stadium, Pune on the 5th May 2018. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

File image of David Willey. Sportzpics

"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," he said.

"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," Willey added.

He also said CSK were very understanding and supportive, adding it was not an easy decision for him to take.

"Chennai were very understanding and very supportive, as have been Yorkshire. It's never an easy decision. But, nonetheless, it's the right decision," the 29-year old said.

"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."

Last year, Willey was called up as a late replacement for an injured Kedar Jadhav by CSK and had been retained by the defending champions.

Meanwhile, CSK officials said they had not been informed by Willey about the decision to withdraw from this year's IPL.

The three-time IPL champion had suffered a blow ahead of the tournament when South Africa paceman Lungi Ngidi pulled out due to an injury. CSK has not yet named a replacement for him.

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Updated Date: Mar 30, 2019 15:54:32 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





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1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254