Kuldeep Yadav Set to Be Named Brand Ambassador of Uttar Pradesh's Election Commission

Kuldeep Yadav, who rose to fame with his Champions League Twenty20 stint with IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, will help increase voter awareness in Kanpur, where he was born.

updated: October 10, 2014 15:54 IST
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Kolkata's Kuldeep Yadav celebrates a wicket during the match against Perth Scorchers.


Kanpur: Having been picked in the Indian cricket squad without playing a single first-class match, young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is set to be announced as Uttar Pradesh Election Commission's brand ambassador and will urge the youth to get their voter identity cards made. (India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Wounded hosts aim to draw level vs spirited Windies)

Kuldeep, who rose to fame with his stint with IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, is part of the 15-member Indian team that is battling it out with West Indies in the five-match ODI series. (Ishant Sharma replaces Mohit Sharma for India vs West Indies ODIs)

Born and brought up in the industrial city of Kanpur, the 19-year-old cricketer is being seen as the future of Indian cricket by the district administration, which believes that the youngster can increase voter awareness in the region through his star power. (Rohit Sharma wants his opener's slot back, happy to fight for it)

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