Former Pakistan cricketer Sami Aslam dropped a bombshell when he revealed that U-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand along with his U-19 teammates Smit Patel and Harmeet Singh arrived in USA to participate in a T20 tournament. The BCCI doesn’t allow any of its cricketers to participate in any foreign league thus the news was bound to create a lot of buzz.
However, Unmukt Chand has refuted all those claims and said that he did travel to USA but had no intentions of participating in any T20 league. He revealed that he had gone to visit his relatives.
“I had gone to the USA to visit my relatives, and of course when there, I went for a bat or two — just to practise. I had gone to the training session just because I had come here, but I have done nothing like signing anything in the USA. This trip is nothing but a leisure tour,” Unmukt Chand was quoted as saying in The New Indian Express.
Smit and Harmeet though are part of official Major League Cricket practice games.
Earlier, Aslam alleged that Pakistan management is biased towards certain players. He revealed that he is looking at a career with USA cricket and also claimed that 30-40 foreign players have arrived in America to explore various career opportunities.
“30 or 40 foreign players have arrived in America recently. A few former Under-19 Indian players have also arrived, including Unmukt Chand, Smit Patel, and Harmeet Singh. There are many players from South Africa over here now who have played a lot of First-class cricket in their homeland. Former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson is also here,” he said.