Sikkim Cricket Association (SICA) have signed Yashpal Singh, a Delhi born batsman who is playing first-class cricket since 2001/02 for the upcoming season as a professional player at Gangtok today.
Yashpal made his debut in first-class cricket for Services and have played 15 years for them. In his debut match against Delhi, he scored two half-centuries against an established bowling lineup and in the next match he scored a double century against Punjab and never looked back. He has also represented other teams like Tripura, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Last year he played for Manipur and was one of the leading scorers of season 2018-19.
He has scored 9,085 runs in first-class cricket, 4,448 runs in List A matches and 1,239 runs in T20 matches and also have taken 111 wickets totaling first-class, list A and T20’s. The right-handed middle-order batsman boasted an average of over 50 in both first-class cricket and List A matches.
“Seasoned professional players with over 18 years of experience in the team would uphold and boost the morale of the team and help in the team building.” – says Sonam Palden Bhutia – Hony. Secretary of SICA.
“I would like to thank the Sikkim Cricket Association (SICA) for having trust in my abilities and giving me an opportunity to play for Sikkim in the upcoming season. I am looking forward to the season and will give my best and prove myself an asset to the entire team.” Said Yashpal.