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IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders CEO has some good news for fans

In a recent press conference, Mysore revealed the status of the two key players of the team, Sunil Narine and Mitchell Starc.  

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has been one of the strongest franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With two trophies in the kitty, fans have been hoping for a third one and will be looking forward to the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with bated breath. In a recent event, the CEO and MD of the KKR revealed the status of the two key players of the team, Sunil Narine and Mitchell Starc.

Sunil Narine had been reported for suspected illegal bowling action that made his chances of the playing in the IPL very slim. Another disaster struck the KKR side very recently when their front-line pacer, Mitchell Starc was ruled out of the entire length of the tournament owing to tibial bone stress in his right leg. The Australian pacer had been bought by the Shah Rukh Khan-owned team for a staggering sum of Rs. 7.5 crores in the IPL 2018 auction.

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Sunil Narine all set to play, says Venky Mysore

In a recent press conference held by the KKR in association with HMD Global in Kolkata, KKR CEO and MD, Venky Mysore answered a variety of questions regarding the team combination for the upcoming games. While addressing the media, Mysore was asked about a possible replacement for the injured Starc.

In response, Mysore avoided divulging into details and said, “I don’t think we’re ready to make that announcement yet, hopefully in another day or so. But I think, we’re almost there. I think, protocol demands that IPL announces it first, so I think there’ll be an announcement hopefully tomorrow. Please bear with us until then.”

Addressing the more pressing issue of Kolkata Knight Riders’s star pacer, Sunil Narine, Mysore gave a positive answer, much to the relief of fans. Confirming Narine’s participation in the tournament, Mysore said,” We’ve had some very good conversations with IPL. So, there’s absolutely no issue with Sunil. He starts off and it’s business as usual, so no worries there.”

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