Unmukt Chand set to become first Indian cricketer to play in BPL for Chattogram Challengers

Chattogram selected Chand in the second round from the category of overseas players for the 2023 BPL season, which is slated to commence on January 6.

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Unmukt Chand, India's Under-19 World Cup-winning captain in 2012, will become the first Indian to play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after being picked by Chattogram Challengers in Wednesday's (November 23) players’ draft.
Earlier, Chand confirmed his participation in the BPL to BDCricTime. “BPL is amongst the top leagues in the world. It attracts players, all the big players have put in BPL in the past and continue to do so. So definitely it's one of the top leagues in the world,” he said.
Chattogram selected Chand in the second round from the category of overseas players for the 2023 BPL season, which is slated to commence on January 6.
"We have picked him (Chand) as we wanted to have an Indian in our squad plus we can also have a fan base in India," Chattogram owner Rifatuzzaman told the media after the draft.
Chand previously played in Bangladesh’s one of the top domestic leagues Dhaka Premier League (DPL). He first played for Prime Bank Cricket Club in 2017. Recently, he cut all his contracts with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and move to the USA to play cricket there.
The 29-year-old Chand was the first Indian cricketer to participate in the Big Bash League (BBL) when he played for the Melbourne Renegades last year.
Chand’s match-winning hundred in the 2012 U-19 World Cup final propelled India to victory. He had numerous chances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Delhi Daredevils (now renamed Delhi Capitals) and Mumbai Indians, but he was unable to continue his career at the top level.
Chattogram Challengers Squad: Afif Hossain, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Curtis Campher, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Irfan Sukkur, Mehedi Maruf, Ziaur Rahman, Maxwell Patrick, Unmukt Chand, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Farhad Reza, Tawfique Khan Tushar.