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Former RCB cricketer Milind Kumar retires from Indian cricket; Join Minor League Cricket in USA

Milind Kumar, who was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the team from Delhi Capitals (then Daredevils), announced its retirement from Indian cricket. He has now signed for Minor League Cricket in the USA, where he will represent the Philadelphians.

The 30-year-old follows in the footsteps of former India captain under 19, Unmukt Chand, who also retired from Indian cricket to move to the USA. Before Chand, Smit Patel, Harmeet Singh and Siddarth Trivedi, who for the Rajasthan Royals, joined the MiLC.

According to BCCI’s rule, a player (male) cannot play in other leagues if he has not retired from Indian cricket.

‘Yes, I informed the BCCI about my decision to retire from India. “I enjoyed playing with Delhi with excellent players like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma, and it’s time to move on,” Milind Kumar told Times of India.

Milind Kumar. Image ESPNcricinfo

Milind Kumar, who scored more than 1000 runs in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season, was part of the Delhi team in the 2014 IPL and was with RCB in the 2019 season. However, he did not get a chance to make his IPL debut in either season.

He represents Delhi, Sikkim and Tripura in domestic cricket and scored 2988 first-class runs at 46.68 with 9 hundred and 15 fifties. He collected 2023 List-A runs at 43.04 and 1176 T20 runs at 29.40.

He was part of the Delhi team that defeated England in a practice match in 2013, where he scored 78 * out of 85. He also represents the XI of the Council President against New Zealand in 2017.

Milind Kumar
Milind Kumar. Beeld-Twitter

After leaving cricket under BCCI, Milind Kumar will now be eligible to play in other franchise leagues. Smit Patel, who quit Indian cricket earlier this year, has been selected by the Barbados Tridents for this year’s Caribbean Premier League.

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