Domestic veteran Yashpal Singh has joined new entrants Manipur for the 2018-19 season after his two-year stint with Tripura.
Domestic veteran Yashpal Singh has joined new entrants Manipur for the 2018-19 season after his two-year stint with Tripura.

Domestic veteran Yashpal Singh has joined new entrants Manipur for the 2018-19 season after his two-year stint with Tripura.

Singh, who has so far played 117 First-Class games, had a fallout with the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) with the middle-order batsman alleging that TCA failed to inform him that they are not retaining him for the upcoming season.

“I was about to continue with Tripura only. I was expecting a call. I don’t know what happened from their side. I couldn’t understand what went wrong. I came to know in the middle of August, and that too, once I asked them,” Singh told Sportstar Live.

In the last season, Singh scored 395 runs in six matches for Tripura at an average of 49.37 and had made 292 runs in eight matches in the the 2016-17 season.

“They didn’t cite any reason. I was quite surprised. Being a senior cricketer, who is playing for 16 years, I deserve an explanation. So, when the Manipur offer came, I thought of taking it up. It’s a new team and people are also new. I could help them with my experience,” Singh added.

Singh had shifted to Tripura after a long 15-year career with Services. The 36-year-old is expected to lead the young Manipur side. “I don’t know any of the Manipur cricketers yet, but I am looking forward to it. This is a good move,” he said.

In the 117 first-class matches, Singh has made 8225 runs at an average of 48.66 including 18 hundreds and 47 fifties with a highest score of 250 not out.