Bipul, an experienced campaigner, has played for Punjab and Himachal Pradesh totalling 42 first-class games and 82 List A matches.
Bipul, an experienced campaigner, has played for Punjab and Himachal Pradesh totalling 42 first-class games and 82 List A matches.

Sikkim, new entrants in the Indian domestic scene, were the only team out of the nine to feature only home-grown players in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19, but failed to win a single match.

And ahead of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season, starting November 1, the Sikkim Cricket Association have asked BCCI s permission to rope in three out station players.

According to Sportstar Live, Sikkim have roped in Himachal Pradesh s Bipul Sharma, Gujarat’s Ishwar Chaudhury and Delhi s Milind Kumar.

“We were initially thinking of relying on home talents but we have now realised that bringing three professional players will actually help our boys,” a top SCA official said as quoted by the website.

Bipul, an experienced campaigner, has played for Punjab and Himachal Pradesh totalling 42 first-class games and 82 List A matches. He was also part of Sunrisers Hyderabad s successful IPL campaign in 2016.

Milind was the batting mainstay of the Delhi batting unit a couple of years back, but fell out of favour playing just four games for the state team last Ranji season.

Chaudhary has featured in 37 first-class games for Gujarat, and was also a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders a few seasons ago.