England cricket county club Lancashire announced the signing of India’s Shreyas Iyer for the upcoming Royal London one-day Cup tournament.
The Royal London one-day Cup 2021 tournament will begin from July 22 and Shreyas Iyer will arrive at the Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday 15 July ahead of the start of the 50-over tournament and will remain with the Lancashire team for the duration of the month-long group stage.
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Shreyas Iyer joins the long list of the Indian signees with Lancashire which includes the likes of Farokh Engineer, Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, V.V.S. Laxman and Sourav Ganguly over the years.
As a celebration of Shreyas’ arrival, Lancashire Cricket will be hosting a special Indian summer events schedule during 2021, which will include a series of cultural events will take place that aims to bring the energy and excitement that Indian cricket supporters are famous for to Emirates Old Trafford on a regular basis.
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“Lancashire is a legendary name in English Cricket with a long-standing association with Indian Cricket. I am extremely humbled and honored to carry the legacy forward of greats like Farokh Engineer, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman at Lancashire. Emirates Old Trafford is a world-class international stadium and I am looking forward to meeting my teammates and the supporters of the Club,” Shreyas Iyer said.
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“Shreyas is one of the shining lights of a new generation of Indian batsman and a leader, and we’re delighted that an opportunity to bring him to Emirates Old Trafford has presented itself. With the expectation that we will be fielding a younger side in this year’s Royal London Cup due to the Hundred, it was important that we brought in a top-order batsman with experience at the highest level to enhance our prospects in the tournament.
Shreyas has experience of captaining in an IPL final as well as playing in top-level international fixtures, so his on-field skills, and ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations, will serve our young squad well this summer. His current form against England has been hugely impressive and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford later this summer,” Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott said.
(Lancashire Cricket website inputs)