Livid Wriddhiman Saha seeks NOC to leave Bengal after being named in Ranji Trophy Group, CAB mother | Cricket News

Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha dropped a new bomb on Tuesday by seeking a NOC to leave his local Ranji team Bengal. The development comes less than 24 hours after he was named in the Bengali Ranji team for his upcoming quarter-final against Jharkhand in Bengaluru from 6 June. According to sources close to Saha, the 37-year-old, who withdrew from the Ranji league stage with reference to “personal reasons”, was not consulted until he was named in the team. After learning of the development, an irritated Saha spoke to the president of the Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) Avishek Dalmiya and asked the NOC to leave Bengal, a source familiar with the matter said.

“He is no longer interested in playing for Bengal and has been looking for a NOC. He is very irritated with one CAB official (Joint Secretary Debabrata Das) who apparently questioned his commitment. He wants a public apology,” he said. the source told PTI.

It is understood that part of the current dispensation is unlikely to upset him if the discarded Indian stumper refuses to play for the state team.

The CAB remained the issue and President Dalmiya issued a statement late last night, saying: “Any discussion that takes place between a player and an organization is strict between that player and the organization. I would completely refrain from making any comments at this stage. ” Saha was in sublime form – 281 runs from eight games with a hit rate of 123.24 – for IPL debutant Gujarat Titans and played a key role in their qualifying for the playoffs.

It all started a few months ago when he was left out of the Test squad for a two-match series against Sri Lanka, after which Saha revealed that head coach Rahul Dravid had asked him to consider “retirement” as he was no longer consider for selection.

“The team management told me that I would not be considered in future. I could not say that as long as I was part of the Indian team setup. Even coach Rahul Dravid suggested that I think about retiring,” said Saha. told media personnel. .

It was then that the CAB’s co-secretary, Debabrata Das, allegedly questioned his commitment to play for Bengal in the Ranji group stage.

Saha felt humiliated and “sought clarity on what the CAB had done on the issue”.


“He felt humiliated and shocked by the issue after playing cricket for Bengal for 15-16 years,” the source added.

After making his Ranji debut for Bengal against Hyderabad on November 4, 2007, Saha played 122 first-class and 102 List A matches.

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