Nagaland cricket team captain Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer has signed for Morecambe CC, a UK-based cricket club, for the 2021 season.

Crikceter Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer is a 35-year-old cricket from Akhoya village in Nagaland’s Mokokchung district.

He is an all-round, right-hand batsman and medium pacer, says a media report.

Confirming the signing with the Nagaland cricketer, Morecambe Cricket Club said on its website: “Morecambe CC are pleased to announce the signing of a new professional Rongsen Jonathan for the 2021 season.”

“Rongsen an experienced batsman who can bowl off spin currently plays for Nagaland in the Ranji Trophy and will join MCC as a replacement for Mitchel Van Buuren,” it said.

Congratulating the cricketer, Nagaland deputy chief minister Y. Patton wrote on his Twitter handle: “Congratulations to Mr. Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer, skipper of Nagaland cricket team and an inspiration to many, on joining Morecambe Cricket Club! We’re immensely proud and look forward to seeing him in action. My best wishes to him on the new responsibility!’

Born on October 4, 1986, Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer made his first-class debut for Railways in the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy on December 6, 2013.

Ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, he transferred from Railways to Nagaland cricket team.

He scored a century in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Nagaland and Manipur.

Morecambe Cricket Club, which was founded in 1889, is one of the oldest English cricket clubs at Morecambe in Lancashire.

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