Unmukt Chand, the former India U-19 captain who led the team to a World Cup victory in 2012 is all set to continue his cricket in the USA as he signed the deal for Silicon Valley Strikers to play in Minor League Cricket.
The 28-year old who was once called the upcoming star and poster boy of the Indian cricket team announced his retirement from cricket in all the formats and will make the debut against Socal Lashings which is going to be played at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Complex in a cricket league which is sponsored by Toyota.
He has signed a multi-year deal with the Franchise and he will be playing a crucial role in developing the standard of the game in the United States by mentoring the young players and has relocated himself to San Francisco according to the league’s website.
“I’m delighted to take the next step in my cricket career by being part of the long-term growth of American cricket and the launch of Major League Cricket, I’m excited to have the opportunity to play for the Strikers in Minor League Cricket starting this weekend and help grow the sport locally in the Bay Area, where I have already seen an impressive passion for the game of cricket” were his words about the league as per Indianexpress.
More than 200 games will be played among 27 teams in 26 venues that will feature more than 400 players.