The former Under-19 World Cup winning Indian skipper -Unmukt Chand- will soon become the first Indian to play in the Bangladesh Premier League after being selected by Chattogram Challengers in the players’ draft on Wednesday, November 23.
Chand led the U-19 Indian side in 2012 World Cup, and under his captaincy India lifted the trophy for the third time, after beating hosts Australia in the final. In final match, Chand scored a brilliant century and was adjudged as Player of The Match.
Chand has previously submitted his name for the BPL draught.
In 2021 Chand ceased playing domestic cricket in India after agreeing to a three-year contract with Major League Cricket (MLC) in the United States starting from next year.
Currently he is playing for the Silicon Valley Strikers in the Minor League Cricket.
Unmukt was the leading run scorer in the MLC first season with 612 runs under his name in 16 innings. He also led his team, the Silicon Valley Strikers, to the championship title.
Chand was chosen by Chattogram Challengers in the second round of the foreign players category for the 2018 BPL, which will start on January 6.
In 2021, he was seen in playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.