Unmukt Chand, a former captain of India's Under-19 team, is the first Indian to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Unmukt Chand will play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) He is the first Indian to play in the BBL . Chand is also playing in league cricket in the United States in an attempt to form the national squad .

Chattogram (Bangladesh), November 24 : Unmukt Chand, the captain of India's 2012 Under-19 World Cup-winning team and the first Indian to play in the BBL, will kick off the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) season by playing for Chattogram Challengers.Since Chand, a 29-year-old cricketer, had no intention of playing cricket under the BCCIs control in September last year, the franchise was determined to have an Indian player to draw support from the nation's fan base.He is now playing in league cricket in the United States in an attempt to form the national squad, which could be completed in 2024.Chand, who lives in San Francisco, has also agreed to a multi-year contract with Major League Cricket, which will begin playing in the United States in 2023.

As it stands, Chand, who made his BBL debut in the 2021-22 season, will not play in the Melbourne Renegades this season.To qualify to represent the United States in 2024, he must reside in the region for ten months each year for three years.Chands chances of meeting this goal are unlikely to be hampered by participating in the BPL, which will only be implemented from January 5 to February 15.Nevertheless, accepting additional T20 contracts outside of the United States would be difficult.Chand played 67 first-class matches for Delhi on India's home circuit, scoring 3379 runs at an average of 31.57.

Before leaving Indian cricket, he played for Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, and the IPL's former Delhi Daredevils, now known as the Delhi Capitals.In total, he played in 21 games and had 300 runs scored in 20 innings, with a record of 58.

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