Indian all-rounder Deepak Hooda has been suspended by the Baroda Cricket Association on Friday from representing the team in the domestic circuit for a year, alleging him for indiscipline. Notably, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya were involved in a verbal spat inside the Baroda training session ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021.
The matter came to light when Hooda submitted a written complaint to Baroda Cricket Association and alleged Krunal Pandya, the captain of the Baroda Cricket Team, of abusing and disrespecting Hooda in front of the entire team ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Deepak Hooda had left the Baroda camp prior to the trophy after submitting the complaint.
Baroda Cricket Association Suspends Deepak Hooda For A Year
“He (Hooda) has been suspended for this season for indiscipline and bringing disrespect to the BCA and the game. Without informing the team and the BCA, he left the team and the (bio) bubble,” BCA secretary Ajit Lele told PTI on Friday.
BCA joint secretary, Parag Patel said, “Hooda did the wrong thing by walking out of the team without discussing his issues with the management. But banning him for the entire season was unnecessary. He could have been reprimanded for his act and then allowed to play.”
Krunal Pandya Has Been Quiet On The Entire Episode
Notably, Indian all-rounder and the captain of the Baroda Cricket Team, Krunal Pandya has been silent on the entire episode involving rift between him and Deepak Hooda. Krunal lost his father midway through the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and flew back home, leaving the bio-bubble in between.
The decision to suspend Hooda was taken during the Apex Council meeting of the BCA which was held on Thursday evening. Deepak had walked out of the team prior to the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy even after being the vice-captain of the side.