Punjab cricketer Sarabjit Ladda has had a hard time. Ladda recently lost her father to Covid in Patiala.
The cricketer couldn’t even attend his father’s last rites as he was busy playing in the WCL Premier Division Cricket Championship for Potomac Cricket and Sports Club.
While currently in mourning, Sarabjit Ladda is now determined to make his father’s wish come true: to play for the United States of America.
The 34-year-old made the decision to move to the United States after being repeatedly ignored by the Punjab Cricket Association.
The leg player was motivated to join the United States after another cricketer from Punjab, Sunny Sohail, was selected for the United States squad a few years ago.
Sarabjit Ladda has been selected to the DC Hawks squad that will compete in USA Cricket and the ICC-supported Minor Cricket League – a 27-team tournament – starting July 31.
“It’s a great chance for me. I have been doing well in the various leagues in the United States since 2018. A successful cricketer in minor league cricket will draw attention to the selection of the national team and also have the chance to make a strong case for the selection in major cricket league. year. I want to do well for the DC Hawks and leave a mark. I am aiming for a place in the United States team, ”said Sarabjit Ladda, quoted by Hindustan Times.
“I was ignored by the Patiala Cricket District Association as well as the Punjab Cricket Association. Passey paaji was very encouraging and kind. And when I heard that USA Cricket was going to expand and invite players from India, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies, I decided to move to the United States, ”Ladda added.
Ladda, who last competed in the Ranji Trophy for Punjab in the 2015 season, played 28 FC matches (89 wickets), 13 A-list matches (17 wickets) and 13 T20 (10 wickets). He has also represented IPL franchises like Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Lions in the IPL.
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