David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to tear up contract for playing in IPL

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• Bowler missed the early weeks of county season
• Willey calls chance to join Super Kings a ‘no-brainer’

David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to rip up his contract over the 11th-hour move to the Indian Premier League at the start of the season.

The all-rounder, who saw England home with the bat in their three-wicket win over Australia on Wednesday, has since buried the hatchet with his employer by this week signing a one-year extension that takes him up to the end of 2019. But the initial reaction to his missing the first seven weeks of the summer to play (somewhat fleetingly) for Chennai Super Kings, the eventual IPL winners, as a late injury replacement still demonstrates the angst caused by overseas Twenty20 leagues.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/14/david-willey-yorkshire-ipl-chennai-super-kings under the title “David Willey says Yorkshire threatened to tear up contract for playing in IPL”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.