PCA requests Yuvraj Singh to come out of retirement

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Srinagar, August 15: Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Secretary, Puneet Bali, Friday said he has requested Yuvraj Singh to come out of the retirement and play for Punjab in the upcoming domestic season.

The veteran all-rounder announced retirement from all forms of cricket earlier this year. However, finding that Punjab cricket needs a mentor like him at the moment, Bali, has asked him to make a return.

Yuvraj though is yet to respond to the proposal.

“We felt a player of Yuvraj’s experience and calibre could lend a lot of value and inspire the youngsters.” Bali told ESPNCricinfo.

“The request I made was for him to consider playing all formats. But if he comes back to and says, he’s available only for limited-overs cricket, for some reason, that will be fine too. I’m looking forward to hear from him soon. But as such, he’s been working hard with the boys.”

Several Punjab star cricketers recently shifted states, hence the association wants someone like Yuvraj to be around youngsters.

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