Kerala spearhead Sandeep Warrier has denied reports of his possible move to Tamil Nadu for the forthcoming Ranji trophy. Warrier rubbished the reports and said there has been no official approach from Tamil Nadu for the next domestic season.
Earlier, reports on Monday suggested, Sandeep Warrier could turn out for Tamil Nadu this season. When the TNCA, informally, approached Warrier a few days back, he is reported to have said ‘Yes’.
Sandeep Warrier employed with India Cements
Sandeep Warrier, who has picked 186 first-class wickets for Kerala, is settled in Chennai due to his job with India Cements. However, in an interview to manoramaonline.com, he dismissed the reports by calling it pure speculation.
“It’s pure speculation. I am employed with India Cements and settled in Chennai with my wife. There has been no official approach from the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. Moreover, right now there is no clarity as to when the next domestic season will start,” Sandeep Warrier said.
Ranji Trophy was huge disappointment: Sandeep Warrier
Kerala missed the services of their premier players Sandeep Warrier and Sanju Samson during the Ranji trophy 2019-20. Warrier believes the absence of Samson played a huge impact as he played a major role for their side.
“After qualifying for the knockouts the previous two seasons, this season was a huge disappointment. We badly miss Sanju as he’s our key batsman in the middle order. The bowlers did alright, but the injuries to Basil Thampi and (KM) Asif too set us back,” said Sandeep.