India’s Krunal Pandya has penned a contract with Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC) for the upcoming Royal London Cup campaign.

The Royal London Cup is a fifty-over tournament featuring England and Wales’s first-class teams.

The 2022 edition of the cup will begin on 2nd August.The club on 1st July announced that the 31-year-old Indian star has signed with them and is available for all eight matches.

The county club from Birmingham announced the signing on the same day Team India will play against England in the city.

Pandya spoke about his association with the team and said, “I’m extremely excited to get the opportunity to play county cricket and to join such a big club as Warwickshire.”

“Edgbaston is a special place to play cricket and I can’t wait to call it my home. I hope I can play my part in a successful 50-over campaign with the club and I am looking forward to meeting my teammates. I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County Cricket Club and BCCI for this opportunity,” he added.

Director of WCCC, Paul Farbrace, expressed his delight and said, “Krunal is an incredible signing for the club, and I’m delighted to welcome him to Edgbaston. Krunal will bring a wealth of international experience to a team that will be desperate to do well”.

He opened up on losing players to the new competition ‘The Hundred’ and added, “Due to our impressive T20 performances, we will lose players to The Hundred, but that’s always going to happen to successful teams. The opportunity to add a world-renowned all-rounder to an exciting group is fantastic,” said the former England men’s head coach.”

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