Suresh Raina Back In Yellow, To Lead Uttar Pradesh In Inaugural Edition Of Indian Veteran Premier League
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- Raina will don the yellow jersey again.
- The Indian Veteran Premier League will be played in Dehradun.
- Six teams will be part of the league that begins on February 23.
Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina will be back in the yellow jersey again when he leads Uttar Pradesh in the inaugural edition of the Indian Veteran's Premier League. He will lead UP in the first edition of the T20 tournament. As he prepares to lead UP, it marks a journey back to his roots, relishing his formative years when he first took the bat for his home state.
Raina made his first-class debut in the 2002-03 season, followed by a List A debut in the then Ranji ODI Trophy in 2005. He has 18058 first-class runs in 91 first-class matches.
Often regarded as one of the greatest T20 players for India, Raina is thrilled to be part of the IVPL to showcase his dynamic batting prowess and captaincy for UP.
"Hello everyone. I'm Suresh Raina and I'm super thrilled to be part of the Indian Veteran Premier League, I will be playing for Team VVIP Uttar Pradesh. This is the chance to play with veteran cricketers once again," Raina said in a statement.
Joining the former Indian cricketer in the UP team are former IPL champions Rajat Bhatia and former Aussie allrounder Dan Christian. With their collective experience and skill, the team is poised to make a formidable impression in the IVPL.
Organised by the Board for Veteran Cricket in India and managed by 100 Sports, the IVPL is all set to bring in together veterans such as Virender Sehwag, Munaf Patel, Raina, Bhatia, Chris Gayle, Praveen Kumar and Yusuf Pathan among others.
Praveen Tyagi, the Acting President of BVCI and Chairman of IVPL said, "The veteran cricketers will infuse a new energy for Veteran Cricket in India. We welcome Suresh Raina to the IVPL family and I'm sure fans will be happy to see him back on the field."