The Chennai Super Kings team replace lungi Ngidi with the New Zealand player Scott Kuggeleijn,a rape accused.
Scott Kuggeleijn, the son of former New Zealand cricket player Chris Kuggeleijn, made his ODI debut for New Zealand in 2017, months after he was acquitted by a court in New Zealand. He was accused of raping a woman in an apartment in Hamilton in 2015 and had faced trial in court twice. While the first jury could not find him guilty while the second jury acquitted him, stating that it was not possible to ascertain ‘without reasonable doubt,’ that he had committed the sexual assault.
The New Zealand cricket board also allowed him to be a part of the team just few months after his trial.
The CSK team refused to comment on the decision and remained tight lipped regarding his appointment.