Former Indian domestic stalwart Siddharth Trivedi’s Indian career might not have reached where he wanted it to; however, he is all set to fulfil his further cricketing dreams in the United States. In recent times, the likes of Sami Aslam, Corey Anderson, Xavier Marshall, Shehan Jayasuriya, and Juan Theron have moved to the United States to further their careers. While Siddharth Trivedi will not play for the national team yet, he will feature in the Minor League.
Siddharth Trivedi had played in 82 first-class, 78 List A, and 103 T20 matches in the domestic circuit. Trivedi’s first-class record was the best of the lot as he picked up 268 wickets in 68 fixtures at 24.81, with 15 fifers and a solitary ten-wicket haul. The 38-year old also played for the Rajasthan Royals from 2008-2013, taking 65 scalps in 76 games at 29.29. But the BCCI banned him from all forms of cricket for a year at the end of the sixth season of IPL as he did not report corrupt approaches.
Siddharth Trivedi revealed that it has been a month since being at St Louis and is part of the coaching panel of American Cricket Academy and Club (ACAC). The right-arm medium-pace bowler underlined that the St Louis Americans in the Minor League asked him to be part of their team as a player and he agreed.
“It’s been a month now that I am here (in St Louis). I am part of the coaching staff at ACAC. They have a team (St Louis Americans) in the minor league and they have asked me if I can be part of the team as a player too. I thought why not,” Trivedi told Ahmedabad Mirror.
I first came here in 2019 when I played in the Atlanta Premier League: Siddharth Trivedi
Siddharth Trivedi revealed having played in the Atlanta Premier League when he arrived at the United States back in 2019. The Ahmedabad-born seamer thinks that there exists a passion for the game despite the weather allowing only 2-3 months of outdoor play.
“I first came here in 2019 when I played in the Atlanta Premier League. And from what I have seen then and now is that there is definitely a passion for the game. What impressed me the most is despite the weather, which allows only 2-3 months of outdoor play, people really worked hard and know how to utilise the time,” he added.