Unmukt Chand, former India U-19 World Cup-winning captain, has signed a multi-year deal with Silicon Valley Strikers for the 2021 season of the Minor League Cricket (MLC) in USA. (More Cricket News)
Unmukt Chand, 28, had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday, Chand who struggled to make an impact in senior cricket will now make his debut for the Strikers against the Socal Lashings at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Complex in a Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship on Saturday.
Chand has relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and signed a multi-year agreement with Major League Cricket to support the development of the game in the United States by playing with and mentoring the next generation of American cricketers, 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," said Chand.
"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 impressive passion for the game of cricket,” he added.
The Toyota Minor League Cricket Championship is a national Twenty20 cricket competition for 27 city-based teams from across the United States, launched this summer. More than 200 games will take place at 26 venues, featuring more than 400 players. (with inputs from PTI)