Recently retired India all-rounder and Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by Toronto Nationals in the player draft for the 2019 Global T20 Canada league on Thursday.
Yuvraj has announced his retirement from international and IPL cricket earlier this month, bringing an end to a 17-year-long international career.
Yuvraj was a key member of India’s 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning teams. His decision to retire has paved the way for appearances in various T20 tournaments across the globe as he is no longer employed by the BCCI and does not need a clearance to play outside India – as every Indian cricketer with a contract does.
Yuvraj’s Mumbai Indians team-mate Kieron Pollard, former India team-mate Manpreet Gony and Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane will be among his team-mates at Toronto.
The 2019 Global T20 Canada will be the second edition of the tournament . The tournament is scheduled to start on July 25, right after the end of the ongoing World Cup. Vancouver Knights are the defending champions.
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