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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first match of IPL 2022 on March 26. Chennai beat Kolkata in the IPL 2021 final and this game gives KKR a chance to return the favor. In 19 games overall between the two sides, CSK have won 12 while KKR just seven
There is news of relief for Chennai Super Kings before the start of IPL 2022. All-rounder Moeen Ali has got a visa for India and will reach Mumbai on Thursday. The reason for not clearing the visa travel documents of this England player was not getting the visa. CSK fans will be very happy with this news but Moeen Ali will not be able to play the first match against KKR due to regular quarantine rules. The first match of IPL 2022 between defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (CSK vs KKR) is to be played from March 26.
According to the quarantine rules, Moeen Ali will have to stay in isolation for at least three days, after that he can join the team. If Moin reaches Mumbai on 24th March, he will be in Quarantine till 26th March and he will join the team on 27th. In such a situation, he will be available for selection from the second match.
CSK CEO Kashi Vishwanathan made it clear on Wednesday that Moeen will miss the first match against KKR. He had said, "They thought that everything would be cleared on Monday but it did not happen. Now if this happens even today, then they will reach India on Thursday and it is mandatory to be quarantined for three days."