There is still some little more than one month left for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 edition to commence that will be played from the 31st of March, but before that, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have received a major setback.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season will officially kick-off from the 31st of March with Gujarat Titans hosting the Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad from 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
But before all the IPL drama has begun, the CSK franchise has received a massive setback. According to reports, the current England cricket team Test captain and CSK all-rounder Ben Stokes may leave the team early because of national duty.
The England cricket team will play Ireland from the 1st of June while the big Ashes series vs Australia will begin from the 16th of June. And to get himself prepared, it is likely that Stokes will leave the team before the playoffs.
After this news broke out, some CSK fans are not happy while other teams’ fans are mocking CSK fans by saying that Chennai Super Kings won’t make it to the IPL 2023 Playoffs. Checkout how the Twitterati reacted to the same.
Ben Stokes will be skipping the final stages of IPL 2023 to prepare for Ireland Test and The Ashes.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 22, 2023Advertisement
🚨Ben Stokes will not have to wait till the last stages of IPL as CSK will be out of the tournament as soon as possible— Sharjeel (@Sharjeel0208) February 22, 2023
No worries as CSK will be out from playoffs— THE Notorious (@_real_notorious) February 22, 2023
And bumrah will be missing final two test to prepare for ipl….🥲— Abhay (@Abhaydeepverma3) February 22, 2023
Should be a lesson for all IPL franchises.. never go big for any English players from the next auction.— Nachiket Acharya (@nachiket2613) February 22, 2023
IPL doesn't need them, they need IPL. https://t.co/As1T89wHfD