Hero of the 2014 Indian under-19 World Cup and the CLT20 Kuldeep Yadav, who was called up into the National side a week ago has been announced as Uttar Pradesh Election Commission’s brand ambassador. The main aim of the 19-year old Chinaman is to urge the youth to get their voter identity cards and cast their votes. 

Kuldeep, who has been seen as the future of Indian Cricket has been treated as a hero in his surroundings in Kanpur and this made the Election commission to appoint him as their ambassador. The UPEC believes that the youngster can increase voter awareness in the region through his star power

“Uttar Pradesh Election Commission has proposed to name young Kanpur cricketer Kuldeep Yadav as its brand ambassador in its aim to increase voter awareness among the youth and getting voter I-Cards made. His name has been sent to the committee and the paper work is to be finalised. Kuldeep is travelling with Team India and will pen the deal when the series ends,” Kanpur Nagar District Magistrate Roshan Jacob told PTI Bhasha.

“Apart from sports, we are also looking out for young personalities from the field of art and culture to involve them in our effort to promote voter awareness among the youth,” she added.