Moeen Ali. (Source: Twitter)

England all-rounder Moeen Ali will miss the first game of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022.

“It’s terrible but we can’t do anything. Moeen has played in India a good few times so I don’t see why (has not been granted the visa yet). We are hoping he will get the visa soon,” Moeen’s father Munir Ali told Cricbuzz on Wednesday (March 23). Cricbuzz reported about the delay in release of travel documents for Moeen on March 19.

“He is certainly ruled out for the first game,” said Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of the franchise. “We were confident he would get the papers on Monday (March 21). Even if he gets today (Wednesday, March 23), he can reach only tomorrow (March 24) and go into quarantine. He will miss the first game but we are hoping he gets the visa soon enough. We have spoken to Jay Shah (the Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary) and other IPL officials. They are doing their best too, to help us.”