Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Vishwanathan stated that the franchise will not be trading players during the mid-season transfer window.
He said,"CSK has never brought or released players in the mid-season transfer window and we have honestly not even gone through the rules and regulations that come into play if we are looking at a transfer. We are not looking at any player."
Vishwanathan said that the players are picked in the auction with different plans for different course of action. He said, "It is a competition after all and I don't think anyone would want to loan players to another franchise. Some might be playing and others might not, but all players are picked at the auction with numerous plans in mind and for different situatins that might arise during the course of the tournament. You do not go in with just Plan A. You have an A, B, C and D."
He also addressed the questions regarding Imran Tahir not being given an opportunity so far in the IPL season. The CEO assured that the spinner will get his chance saying, "He will definitely come into the picture as we go ahead. Right now, with the condition on offer, the team composition has been planned with two foreigners at the top as pure batsmen and then two pace bowling all-rounder. But he will come in with the wickets starting to take turn in the second half. You have the 4-foreigner restriction so you always plan according to the condition on offer."
Tahir also shared his insight, "It has been difficult sitting out, but I have to be honest, I am enjoying and I know how we go about it as a team. I am happy if we are doing well and waiting for my oppotunity and hopefully will be ready when I get it. Will be a good challenge playing against the young Indian talent. I see the pitches have started spinning a little bit."
Imran Tahir had put up a brilliant performance during the IPL 2019 season with 26 wickets from 17 matches.