Chennai Super Kings releases a statement on the participation of Ben Stokes in the Ipl 2024. Ben Stokes was roped in by the CSK franchise last year.
BEN STOKES TO MISS IPL 2024
For the 2024 season of the Ipl, all-rounder Ben Stokes will not be available for the CSK franchise. The defending champions of the Indian Premier League released a statement about his absence from this season. Soon, Stokes is anticipated to undergo knee surgery. This first half of 2024 will be quite busy for the star all-rounder. His busy schedule includes a five-match test series in India and the upcoming T20 World Cup. After a whopping offer of 16.25 crore at Ipl 2023, Ben Stokes became CSK’s most expensive purchase.
Ben Stokes was last seen playing for England in the 2023 World Cup. After flipping his decision to retire from ODI cricket, Stokes made his way to the 2023 World Cup. The England cricket team was unable to successfully defend their World Cup title. However, Ben Stokes had a strong individual campaign. Alongside David Malan, Ben Stokes was one of just two players to score more than 300 runs in the season. Ben Stokes finished the season with 304 runs in six games. Talking about Ben Stokes missing the Ipl, CSK statement read,
“England Test captain, all-rounder Ben Stokes has made himself unavailable for IPL 2024 to manage his workload and fitness. Stokes, 32, became a part of the Super Kings ahead of the successful IPL 2023. He recently participated in the ODI World Cup 2023, which he came out of retirement for. The Chennai Super Kings management is supportive of Ben in his decision to manage his workload with England playing a 5-Test series in India before the IPL and then the T20 World Cup in June 2024”