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Umesh Valjee’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroEnglish deaf cricketer
Is Athlete 
Cricketer 
From South Africa 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 30 September 1969
Age:50 years

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. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium pacer. 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.