Former India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand has denied that he’s seeking to proceed his profession within the USA, as was recommended by Pakistan cricketer Sami Aslam in an interview this week.
Responding to Aslam’s remark that he was one of many Indian cricketers who’ve just lately moved to the USA to play within the Main League Cricket — the brand new T20 league arrange in USA — Chand stated he had simply gone to the nation for a ‘leisure journey’.
“I had gone to the USA to go to my family members, and naturally when there, I went for a bat or two — simply to practise. I had gone to the coaching session simply because I had come right here, however I’ve performed nothing like signing something within the USA,” he instructed indian.categorical.com.
“This journey is nothing however a leisure tour,” added the 28-year-old Chand, who had been picked for the Delhi limited-overs side earlier this yr.
BCCI’s guidelines don’t allow an Indian participant, contracted or non-contracted, to play any form of franchise cricket exterior the nation earlier than they announce retirement. Somebody of Yuvraj Singh’s stature has needed to retire to play in abroad T20 Leagues, whereas somebody like Harbhajan Singh has additionally needed to withdraw his title from The Hundred’s draft.
Sami Aslam, a former Pakistan worldwide cricketer, moved to the USA on the age of 25 final yr after not managing to interrupt into the Pakistan group for a couple of years. Earlier this week, in an interview with a Pakistani media outlet, he stated that many international cricketers of reputation are actually being recruited by the American cricket administration.
“30 or 40 international gamers have arrived in America just lately. Just a few former Underneath-19 Indian gamers have additionally arrived, together with Unmukt Chand, Smit Patel and Harmeet Singh,” he had stated.
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Some worldwide cricketers of reputation like Corey Anderson and Dane Piedt, and a few Indians — like Chand’s U-19 teammates Harmeet Singh and Smit Patel — are certainly enjoying within the official Major League Cricket practice matches.
Unmukt Chand, nevertheless, has clarified that he’s joyful to battle it out in Indian home cricket for now.