Veteran India wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha is reportedly in talks with Tripura for serving them as player-cum-mentor. Earlier, Saha had made it clear that his key areas of focus will likely be home cricket and the IPL after being axed from the Indian Take a look at squad because the administration and selectors appointed KS Bharat because the back-up wicketkeeper for the house collection in opposition to Sri Lanka earlier this 12 months.
On the similar time, the report additional added that Saha is searching for higher prospects in home cricket after a fallout with the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal (CAB) and that he should first get a NOC from the CAB mandatorily, and solely then will the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) have the ability to take the matter ahead.
Wriddhiman Saha requires clearance from CAB
“He desires a task of being the player-cum-mentor for Tripura. He has been in talks with some Apex Council members in Tripura however nothing has been finalized but,” mentioned an official as quoted as saying by NDTV. “He has to first get a clearance (no-objection-certificate) from the CAB after which the BCCI after which will probably be taken ahead,” added their supply .
In the meantime, the 37-year-old was one of many Gujarat Titans’ impactful performers of their IPL 2022 title triumph final month. Opening the innings for the Titans, Saha amassed 317 runs from the 11 matches at a mean of 31.70 and a strike fee of 122.39, together with three half-centuries together with his highest-score being 68.
Notably, the Bengal cricketer may solely make an affect as India’s full-time Take a look at stumper after the retirement of MS Dhon from Take a look at cricket in December 2014. After that, he was India’s first-choice keeper earlier than the emergence of Rishabh Pant. Saha was final seen in motion for India through the residence collection in opposition to New Zealand final December the place he scored a match-saving 61 within the Kanpur Take a look at match. So far as the veteran gloveman’s First-Class profession is worried, he has featured in 122 matches for Bengal ever since his debut in 2007.