It’s been a tough build up to the IPL for KKR fans. With the auction not exactly going according to plan, the KKR team management had hoped that their core, most of which was retained or bought back during the auction would see them through.
However, injuries and suspected bowling actions have meant that KKR find themselves in a very dodgy position before the cricketing carnival begins.
Mitchell Starc has already been ruled out of the IPL(Tom Curran will be announced as his replacement), Chris Lynn and Andre Russell are recovering from sustained injuries and Sunil Narine is battling with the ICC to get his clearance with regards to bowling in the IPL.
KKR CEO, Venky Mysore though has appeased some of the concerns of the KKR fans by announcing that he expects Lynn, Russell and Narine to take field for KKR’s season opener on the 8th of April.
Mysore specially spoke about Narine’s availability as there had been no update on him, neither from the ICC, nor from the IPL governing body.
The KKR CEO though rubbished all rumours of Narine not being allowed to feature in IPL 2018, confirming that there were absolutely no issues with respect to Narine and that he would feature in that purple jersey on the 8th of April.
“We’ve had some very good conversations with IPL. So, there’s absolutely no issue with Sunil. He starts off and it’s business as usual, so no worries there.” Venky Mysore said.
He was also asked about who would actually go onto replace Mitchell Starc, as despite the Tom Curran rumours, no official announcement had been made yet.
“I don’t think we’re ready to make that announcement yet, hopefully in another day or so. But I think, we’re almost there. I think, protocol demands that IPL announces it first, so I think there’ll be an announcement hopefully tomorrow. Please bear with us until then.”