India’s Smit Patel moves to USA; registers as MLC player

In a country like India, it’s been a difficult task for many cricketers to fulfill their dream. Every cricketer wishes to play for his nation once in his career. But with cricket being so popular in India, everyone cannot reach that top spot. This leads to a few cricketers changing their nation to fulfill their dream.

India’s Smit Patel had also taken this route. Yesterday the drafts for the franchises of Caribbean Premier League 2021 came out. And in the surprising turn of events, Smit Patel was also part of the same. He was part of the Barbados Tridents Team. But the shocking fact was his registration as an MLC player. This means that he has permanently shifted to US.

Smit Patel had good domestic records in India

The facts revealed that he was part of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which was played three months ago. He featured in 126 matches at the domestic level, which comprised 55 first-class, 43 List-A, and 28 T20 matches.

He had a good flow with the bat as he smashed a good amount of runs in these matches. His highest score in first-class matches was recorded at 236 runs.

Generally, the Board of Control for Cricket in India doesn’t allow cricketers to participate in a foreign league. However, cricketers can realize this dream by retiring from Indian cricket. Many Indian cricketers have shifted to the US in the past and then made their cricketing comeback.

Previously Pravin Tambe had also featured in CPL. He was part of the 2020 edition. However, the franchise didn’t retain him for the future seasons. It would be exciting to see how Smit Patel will perform in CPL. He has the chance to cement his footsteps in the cricketing fraternity. He will be playing alongside some big names like Chris Morris, Thisara Perera, and Mohammed Amir.

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