Cricket fans are in for a treat as the inaugural edition of the Indian Veteran Premier League (IVPL) gears up to kickstart a nostalgic journey down memory lane. The spotlight is on former Indian cricketing stalwart Suresh Raina, who is set to lead VVIP UP in this exciting tournament, scheduled to run from February 23 to March 3, 2024.

Affectionately known as Chinna Thala by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) enthusiasts, Raina’s return to the cricketing arena, this time donning the yellow jersey for his home side, promises to reignite the fervor among fans.

In a statement brimming with enthusiasm, Raina expressed his thrill at being part of the IVPL spectacle, emphasizing the opportunity to play alongside veteran cricketers once again.

Joining Raina in the VVIP Uttar Pradesh squad are former IPL champions Rajat Bhatia and Australian all-rounder Dan Christian, forming a formidable combination of experience and skill.

With their sights set on making a strong impact in the IVPL, the team is poised to showcase their dynamic cricketing prowess at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun.

Organized by the Board for Veteran Cricket in India (BVCI) and managed by 100 Sports, the IVPL brings together cricketing legends such as Virender Sehwag, Munaf Patel, Chris Gayle, and Herschelle Gibbs.

Shri Praveen Tyagi, Acting President of BVCI and Chairman of IVPL, expressed his excitement, highlighting the infusion of new energy into veteran cricket in India with the participation of esteemed cricketers like Raina.

The tournament features a lineup of competitive teams including Rajasthan Legends, Red Carpet Delhi, Chhattisgarh Warriors, Telangana Tigers, and Mumbai Champions, each set to ignite the cricketing arena with their talent and determination.

For fans eager to witness the live action, matches will be broadcasted on Eurosport channel, DD Sports, and Fancode. Additionally, tickets for matches at the iconic Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium will soon be available, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the cricketing extravaganza firsthand.


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