Unmukt Chand was anticipated to be the next big thing in Indian cricket; however, his career as a cricketer in India never really took off, and he was never able to take advantage of his fantastic start.
In 2012, Chand played some defiant knocks for India as they won the U-19 World Cup as captain. He was hailed as the future of Indian cricket due to his elegant stroke play, which led to him immediately receiving an IPL contract.
However, Chand was shown the exit from domestic cricket after failing to take advantage of opportunities, and he announced his retirement from Indian cricket at a much younger age to sign a three-year contract in the Minor League Cricket in the United States. Chand’s decision to quit Indian cricket was understandable because contracted players cannot participate in franchise leagues outside the country, as stipulated by BCCI rules.
In addition, Chand was the first Indian cricketer to join the Big Bash League, Australia’s premier Twenty20 league, in 2022.After being selected in the draft, the 29-year-old is now set to play for the Chattogram Challengers in the Bangladesh Premier League 2022.
Chand is the first Indian cricketer to sign up for the league, having previously considered joining the draft’s foreign players section.
“We have picked him (Unmukt Chand) as we wanted to have an Indian in our squad plus we can also have a fan base in India,”stated by Rifatuzzaman, owner of Chattogram Challengers
The Chattogram Challengers believe that signing him could increase the Indian fan base’s influence.
In the meantime, the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League will begin in the first week of January and continue until the second week of February.