Lalu''s son to play in Jharkhand Premier League

Jamshedpur, Feb 21 (PTI) RJD president Lalu PrasadYadav''s son Tejaswi Yadav may have failed in politics but hiscricketing career is still going strong as he has recentlybeen signed up by a Bihar-based franchise to play in theupcoming Jharkhand Premier League (JPL).

A Bihar-based franchise, ''Frontline'' has signed upTejaswi for Rs 1.31 lakh at the auction held in Ranchirecently and will represent Jamshedpur Janbaaz in the JPL,franchise sources today said.

The inaugural edition of JPL is being organised by theJharkhand Cricket Association (JCA) from March 13 to 19 in thestate and will be played on the pattern of the high-profileIndian Premier League.

Tejaswi is the second most expensive player for his teamafter skipper Mihir Diwakar, a Ranji Trophy cricketer fromJhakhand.

Earlier, 21-year-old Tejaswi, who joined politics andcampaigned for his party RJD in the last assembly elections,had represented Delhi in the under-17 and under-19 teamsbefore he switched over to Jharkhand to mplay in the RanjiTrophy last year.

Former Ranji Trophy player of Bihar, Ashok Kumar will bethe coach of Jamshedpur Janbaaz.

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