Umesh Valjee

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Umesh Damdor Valjee, MBE (born 30 September 1969 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African-born English deaf cricketer. Valjee is a captain of the deaf cricket team of England, and was awarded with the England Disability Cricketer of the Year in 2011.[1] He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium pacer.[2] Valjee came into professional cricket after being signed to British Deaf Sports Council in 1989. He is the longest-serving deaf cricketer of England, and wear same number shirt (No. 1) as was worn by Tom Armitage—the first capped England player.[3]


  1. ^ "Valjee hails crowning moment". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Players – Umesh Valjee". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Ugra, Sharda (17 October 2011). "The captain who paved the way with signs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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