Wriddhiman Saha, who wants to move out of Bengal to do his trade as a professional, has not received a significant offer from any of the top states, contrary to what he had claimed. Gujarat and Baroda, who were linked to the likely transfer of Saha between states, declined to make offers to the 40-year-old veteran. Saha had claimed he had offers “from many state associations, but I did not give either of them my start.” “I can confirm that Gujarat Cricket Association has no such offer to Wriddhiman Saha. We have a young goalkeeper named Het Patel who does it very well for us. Why in the world would we try to spoil his career, “senior GCA official Anil Patel told PTI.
When Baroda CA Secretary Ajit Lele, who is currently in the United States, was contacted, he said he had no knowledge of her association approaching Saha.
“I’ve not been to India for the past one month, but as far as BCA is concerned, we have already brought Ambati Rayudu in line as a professional. To the best of my knowledge, we have not sounded Saha,” said Lele.
Recently, PTI had reported that Saha was reached by domestic minnows Tripura, one of the whipping boys from Eastern region, but there are reports that his demand as professional fees above his match fee isnt something that could be considered.
Tripura CA Secretary Kishor Das could not be reached for comment.
It should be mentioned that Saha has applied for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from his home club CAB after club joint secretary Debabrata Das had publicly criticized his commitment to Bengal Cricket and claimed that he had faked injuries to skip Ranji Trophy matches.
An angry Saha wanted an unintentional apology from Das but that did not happen.
In fact, Das is currently the administrative manager of the Indian team in England, which is evidence that CAB is firmly behind its manager after Saha decided to step down from the duties of the state team.
Regular graves at BCCI president and national selection
Since India coach Rahul Dravid clearly told him that at 37 he is too old to be the reserve goalkeeper for the national team, an angry Saha has publicly commented on various forums that he was dropped despite assurances from BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
“We fully understand Saha’s disappointment after being dropped from the Indian team. But time and time again, he brings BCCI president into every media interaction and also talks about selection issues that break the centrally contracted player’s clause,” he said. a BCCI source PTI on terms of anonymity.
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