Bangalore. Wriddhiman Saha, who aspires to leave Bengal to try his luck as a professional, has not received any major offers from any top state, though his claim was to the contrary. Gujarat and Baroda were being seen as possible alternatives to Saha, but both these states have denied any offer to the player, who has played 40 Tests. Saha had claimed that he had received offers from some state associations, but he did not agree to any.
Anil Patel, senior official of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), told PTI, ‘I can confirm that the Gujarat Cricket Association has not made any such offer to Wriddhiman Saha. We have a young wicketkeeper named Het Patel, who is doing very well for us. Why would we want to ruin his career? When contacted, Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) secretary Ajit Lele, who is currently in the US, said that he has no information about his association’s contact with Saha.
already added players
Lele said that I am not in India for the last one month. But as far as BCA is concerned. We have already roped in Ambati Rayudu as a professional. As far as I am aware, we have not spoken to Saha. Recently there was news that Tripura had contacted Saha. But according to reports, his demand for professional fees apart from match fees cannot be considered. Tripura Cricket Association secretary Kishore Das could not be contacted.
dispute with joint secretary
Saha had sought a no-objection certificate (NOC) from his home association, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), after the union’s joint secretary, Debbrata Das, publicly criticized him for his commitment to Bengal cricket and alleged that Ranji Trophy matches To stay out, he made excuses for fake injuries. An angry Saha was asked to ask Das unconditionally, but it did not happen. Das has been made the administrator of the Indian team for the current tour of England, which is proof that the CAB stands in support of its administrator.
Indian coach Rahul Dravid had bluntly told Saha that he was too old to be a reserve wicket-keeper of the national team at the age of 37, which angered the wicketkeeper-batsman on several occasions, saying that Indian Cricket Board President Sourav Despite Ganguly’s assurances, he was dropped from the team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 22, 2022, 22:46 IST