The domestic team of Odisha has signed the cricketer Anshuman Rath from Hong Kong for the upcoming season. Raised in Hong Kong by his Odia parents, he represented the Hong Kong national team in 18 ODIs and 20 T20Is.
Anshuman Rath has completed the one-year cooling-off period, which is a prerequisite for playing indoors. He is currently playing in Orissa’s inter-district championships held in Bhubaneshwar.
“The Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) was warm and players are very friendly. I look forward to representing Orissa this year.”
“I wanted to get out of my comfort zone. I think I was very comfortable in Hong Kong. I really wanted to play in a challenging environment that is very professional and what better place than India for that,“According to Rath, Cricbuzz was told.
‘Playing in my parents’ country is a great pride for me’ – Anshuman Rath
The 23-year-old Anshuman Rath wants to play Test cricket. He revealed it as one of the biggest reasons why he made the move to play his cricket in India. Rath obtained the NOC and completed the necessary formalities to play on the subcontinent.
“I am grateful to Hong Kong Cricket for the opportunities, but I wanted to commit myself. Associated cricket has its limitation; the facilities, exposure and resources are limited.”
“I soon realized that I could not achieve my goal of playing Test cricket by being in Hong Kong. So I moved to India. Playing in my parents’ country is also a matter of pride for me,Called Rath.
Anshuman Rath is a left-handed starting batsman and also serves as a wicketkeeper. He played five first-class matches, but more importantly, he represented Hong Kong in 2015. T20 World Cup qualifiers in Ireland and Scotland.