An official said on Tuesday that seasoned cricketer Wriddhiman Saha will join the Tripura squad as a player-cum-mentor. Saha, a 40-year Test veteran, has already received the Cricket Association of Bengal’s NOC (No Objection Certificate) (CAB).
He is anticipated to represent Tripura in Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy games. Saha, who will turn 38 in October, decided to quit Bengal after CAB joint secretary Debabrata “Debu” Das claimed that the seasoned goalie fabricates absences from state-sponsored domestic matches.
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“We have had talks with Saha and he has agreed to play for the state. He will also act as a mentor for the senior team to motivate the players,” Kishore Das, the joint secretary of the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), said PTI. By July 15, TCA anticipates wicketkeeper-batter Saha to sign a deal.
Saha’s considerable expertise in domestic and international cricket, according to Das, would be extremely advantageous to the team’s players. “It is not yet finalised whether he will be made the captain of the team. This will be decided later,” the official said.
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An angry Saha demanded an unequivocal apology from Das, which he did not receive, and when the official was appointed the administrative manager of the Indian squad in England, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. He had promised to never harbor resentment at Bengal and to stand ready to step up if called upon in the future.
The Siliguri-born Saha made his maiden appearance against Hyderabad in 2007 and has since played in 122 first-class and 102 List A matches. He has also participated in nine ODIs and 40 Tests for India.
Saha’s immediate international prospects are dismal, but he is still under contract with the IPL champion Gujarat Titans, where he had a standout season, amassing 317 runs in 11 innings at a 122.39 strike rate.