Robin Uthappa has signed up with the Jaydev Shah-led side for the upcoming Indian domestic season, after ending his 15-year association with Karnataka earlier in June.
“Robin Uthappa has completed all necessary formalities to BCCI [Board of Control for Cricket in India], Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) and Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA),” SCA media manager Himanshu Shah said in a statement, confirming the switch on Thursday (August 10). “Saurashtra Cricket Association welcomes Robin Uthappa. SCA feels confident that Robin will add up strength to strong Ranji Team of Saurashtra with his vast experience and commendable performance.”
Uthappa was a long time servant of Karnataka, having made his debut for them in the 2002-03 season. But a below par 2016-17 Ranji season, where he was left out of the side for the last league game and the quarterfinal, seemed to have been the final straw as he opted to move out of his home state.