Monday, October 25, 2021

Yuvraj writes to BCCI, eager to play for Punjab

A year after announcing his retirement from cricket, Yuvraj Singh now eagerly wants to make his comeback to play domestic cricket for Punjab. Yuvraj has decided to come out of retirement, according to a news website cricbuzz, a sports news portal.

He has been training young players Shubman Gill, Abhishek Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh and Anmolpreet Singh at Mohali’s PCA Stadium. Yuvraj conducted two long camps at the behest of the Punjab Cricket Association. The practice sessions helped the former India all-rounder rediscover that he still had cricket in him and has now decided to play for Punjab in the T20 tournament.

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“Initially, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to take up the offer,” Yuvraj told Cricbuzz.

He has shot of an e-mail to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to seek permission. Announcing his retirement last year, he had expresses his desire to play global league matches, now if he gets the opportunity to play for Punjab, he would not pursue those offers. “I was done with domestic cricket, though I did want to continue to play in other domestic franchise-based leagues worldwide if I got permission from the BCCI,” he told the sports news website.

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“As things stand now, I will be playing only T20s if I get the nod,” Yuvraj said.

There were reports that Yuvraj was seeking a club to play in the Australian Big Bash League.

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