Yuzvendra Chahal to play county cricket following World Cup 2023 snub


India’s dependable leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, is set to embark on a county cricket journey after being left out of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 squad, which was officially unveiled by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on September 6.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup selection, Chahal is poised to make his county cricket debut with Kent. According to a recent report from the Times of India, Chahal will don Kent’s colors for his maiden county cricket stint.

A BCCI source, cited by TOI, disclosed, “The Kent County Cricket Club will soon make an official announcement regarding this exciting development, and Chahal is scheduled to participate in three to four games with them.”

Furthermore, the source emphasized that the Indian cricket authority has granted Chahal a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to pursue his county cricket aspirations. The source elaborated, “The BCCI has issued an NOC to enable him to compete in County cricket. If there arises a need for Chahal’s services in the Indian team, he will promptly rejoin the national squad.”

In response to this opportunity, Chahal conveyed his gratitude to Brindon Bagirathan, CEO of Zestige Private Healthcare, who reportedly played a pivotal role in facilitating Chahal’s entry into county cricket. Chahal expressed, “Rahul Dravid Sir has always spoken highly of his experiences in County cricket, and I’ve been eager to partake in it. I cannot adequately convey my appreciation to my good friend Brindon, who came through for me at such short notice.”


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