Mumbai teen gets Mohali call up
Yash Gandhi, a 17-year-old cricketer from Wadala, is over the moon after being picked in the Mohali team for the IPL, reports Paresh Mokani.cricket Updated: Mar 28, 2008 03:15 IST
Yash Gandhi, a 17-year-old cricketer from Wadala, is over the moon after being picked in the Mohali team for the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) under the scholarship scheme.
The class 12 student of HR college was contacted by the team’s cricket manager Sachin Bajaj and was taken on board on March 24 and has been named in the team list announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday.
“We have signed Yash under the scholarship scheme. He is a talented cricketer and we have a long-term strategy and wanted to invest at the grass route level,” Bajaj told HT.
Sahil Kukreja and Wilkin Mota are two other cricketers from Mumbai who have been signed by the Mohali team.
Yash said he will join the team on April 8. “I will have to work hard now. It will be a big test for me,” said Yash, who also played for Copsewood West Indian Wanderers Second in the Boundary Warwickshire League in England last year.
Yash had also scored an unbeaten 365 for Don Bosco, Matunga against St Sebastian in Harris Shield semifinal in 2006.