Florida: Former India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand has opened up about claims of him joining the cricket set-up in the United States of America (USA) to continue his career. Unmukt denied any sort involvement after rumors emerged with former Pakistan cricketer Sami Aslam stating about Unmukt’s trip to the USA can be an indication of joining USA cricket an interview earlier this week.
“I had gone to the USA to visit my relatives” added the 28 year Chand dashing the speculations. He further added “I went for a bat or two — just to practice. I had gone to the training session just because I had come here, but I have done nothing like signing anything in the USA. This trip is nothing but a leisure tour’’, he further added.
Unmukt Chand was the star performer for India in the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup which the men in blue won after they beat Australia in the final with Chand smashing an unbeaten century. However, he found it hard to continue his form in the domestic cricket although he was named in the Delhi limited overs squad earlier this year.
Meanwhile Sami Aslam, who moved to the USA last year after not managing to break into Pakistan team for while stated about players all around the joining the United States for extending their careers . “I have had calls from over 100 First-class players in Pakistan exploring the possibility of them settling in America,” Sami stated in an interview,
“30 or 40 foreign players have arrived in America recently. A few former Under-19 Indian players have also arrived, including Unmukt Chand, Smith Patel and Harmeet Singh. There are many players from South Africa over here now who have played a lot of First-class cricket in their homeland. Former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson is also here.”
Unmukt though, as per reports said that he is happy to battle it out in Indian domestic circuit for now.