India domestic: Milind Kumar moves to Tripura for 2019-2020 season



Milind Kumar, who was the leading run-getter in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season with 1331 runs playing for Sikkim has moved to Tripura in a bid play in a higher group in the 2019-20 Indian domestic season.

The Delhi-based cricketer had moved to Sikkim seeking better opportunities last year after not able to find a place in the Delhi domestic team for nearly two years, and made the most of it hammering six centuries and four fifties in 14 innings in the Ranji Trophy last season, with a best of 261.


As per Sportstar, Sikkim wanted to retain Kumar, but the cricketer was not keen to continue and wished not to remain in the plate group. “I have decided to move on and hope to play good cricket for my new team,” he said as quoted by Sportstar.

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Kumar, currently playing in the Duleep Trophy is looking forward for the challenge. “I am gearing up for a challenging season. Hopefully, I will be able to deliver the goods,” he added. Tripura will be playing in Group C.

“We wanted to continue with Milind, but he chose to play for a different team. We can’t force a player to stay back, so we issued him an NOC,” one of the officials at Sikkim Cricket Association said.

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Kumar will be joined by off spinner Harmeet Singh – formerly of Mumbai in Tripura.

On the other hand, Sikkim have roped in domestic heavyweight Yashpal Singh from Manipur and Mumbai spinner Iqbal Abdulla for the upcoming season.