Bangladesh Premier League 2022: Unmukt Chand was tipped to be the next great thing in Indian cricket, but despite having an incredible start to his career, his playing career in India never really took off.
Chand led India’s U-19 team to victory in the 2012 U-19 World Cup by playing some courageous shots. He was hailed as the future of Indian cricket thanks to his graceful stroke play, which immediately landed him an IPL contract.
Chand was forced out of domestic cricket after failing to take advantage of his opportunities, and he announced his retirement (India) at a much younger age to sign up for a three-year contract in the Minor League Cricket in the USA. Chand’s choice to leave Indian cricket was understandable because, in accordance with BCCI regulations, contractual players are not permitted to participate in franchise leagues outside of their own country.
Chand also became the first cricketer from India to sign up for Australia’s top T20 league, the Big Bash League (2022). The 29-year-old was selected in the draught and will now represent the Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League 2022.
Chand, the first Indian cricketer to join the league, had previously considered signing up in the international players’ phase of the draught.
We chose him (Chand) because we wanted an Indian on our team: Challengers Owner
The Chattogram Challengers felt that by signing him, they could increase the impact of the Indian fan base.
Owner of the Challengers Rifatuzzaman told the media, “We chose him (Unmukt Chand) because we wanted an Indian in our team and we can also have a fan base in India.”
Chattogram Challengers squad: Afif Hossain, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Curtis Campher, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedy Hasan Rana, Mehedy Maruf, Ziaur Rahman, Maxwell Patrick O’Dowd, Unmukt Chand, Taijul Islam, Abu Zayed Rahi, Forhad Reza, Tawfiq Khan Tushar
The Bangladesh Premier League’s upcoming season will begin in the first week of January and run through the second week of February.
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