Cricketer Praveen Kumar starts new innings as SP politician

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Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, cricketer Praveen Kumar on Sunday joined the Samajwadi Party.

“I have met CM and decided to join the party. I will do whatever is possible for the party,” he told reporters after meeting the CM, who is also state president of SP.

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Asked whether he would contest the state assembly polls, Kumar said, “I am a kid in this field. As of now I will try to learn it (politics).”

Heaping praise on Yadav, Kumar, who hails from Meerut, said, he has done a lot for sportsmen and big stadiums are under construction at Lucknow and Saifai.

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Besides sports, the right-arm medium-pace bowler said, the chief minister has done a lot of work for all round development of the state.

Kumar, who plays for Uttar Pradesh cricket team in first class cricket, has been a part of the Indian cricket team in six test matches and 68 ODI’s, where he has to his credit, 27 and 77 wickets respectively.

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(With PTI inputs)

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