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Yellow! At the IVPL, Chinna Thala Suresh Raina will command the UP Battalion

<p>Reigning in his passion for the game, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, often known to fans as Chinna Thala, will be wearing the yellow jersey for his local team VVIP Uttar Pradesh in the inaugural Indian Veteran Premier League (IVPL).</p>
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<p>Raina is returning to his origins as he gets ready to take the helm of VVIP Uttar Pradesh, savoring the years he spent growing up as a player for his own State. Raina, who is widely seen as one of India’s best T20 players, is excited to be playing in the IVPL and showcasing his explosive batting ability and leadership for VVIP Uttar Pradesh.</p>
<p>“Hi to all of you. My name is Suresh Raina, and I’m ecstatic to be playing for Team VVIP Uttar Pradesh in the Indian Veteran Premier League. This is my opportunity to play alongside seasoned cricketers once again,” Raina said in a release.</p>
<p>Former IPL winners Rajat Bhatia and former Australian all-rounder Dan Christian will be playing with Raina in VVIP Uttar Pradesh. The squad is ready to make a big impact in the IVPL, which will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun from February 23 to March 3, 2024, thanks to their combined expertise and talent.</p>
<p>The IVPL is a cricket league that brings together veterans like Herschelle Gibbs, Yusuf Pathan, Chris Gayle, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Suresh Raina, Rajat Bhatia, and many more. It is organized by the Board for Veteran Cricket in India (BVCI) and is administered by 100 Sports.</p>
<p>Acting BVCI President and IVPL Chairman Shri Praveen Tyagi said, “The veteran cricketers will infuse a new energy for Veteran Cricket in India.” Suresh Raina is a wonderful addition to the IVPL family, and the fans will no doubt be thrilled to see him return to action.</p>
<p>VVIP Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Legends, Red Carpet Delhi, Telangana Tigers, Chhattisgarh Warriors, and Mumbai Champions are among the teams taking part. Reuniting regional stars and cricketing legends to rediscover their love of the game, each squad is a powerhouse of skill. There will be four to five globally renowned players on each squad.</p>
<p>Tickets for the matches at the storied Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium will shortly go on sale. The events will be shown live in India on the Eurosport channel, DD Sports, and Fancode.</p>
<p>Those who can’t wait to see the live cricket spectacle with their own eyes may reserve their tickets and join the thrilling atmosphere at the stadium.</p>