Wriddhiman Saha on Saturday received a No Objection Certificate (NoC) from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the state cricket board said in a statement.
“Mr Wriddhiman Saha came to the CAB and at the request of President Avishek Dalmiya sought the NOC from the association. The CAB agreed to Mr Saha’s request and awarded him the NOC for playing for another country, ”the CAB statement said.
“The CAB also wished him well for his future.” And remembered Wriddhiman Saha’s major contribution in sports when associated with CAB.
The 37-year-old wrestler Wriddhiman Saha had a strained relationship with Bengal after an altercation with a CAB official. He is looking forward to playing in different regions for the upcoming home season. Sources said the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is in talks with several state agencies, including Tripura and Gujarat.
Back in February, Wriddhiman Saha made himself out of the Ranji Trophy team category. It came on the heels of the national election committee throwing him into a series of two Test matches against Sri Lanka.
“After beating 61 against New Zealand in Kanpur, Dadi (Sourav Ganguly) congratulated me on WhatsApp and said, ‘As long as I’m here (helping BCCI), you’ll be in the team’. Such a message from the president of BCCI boosted my confidence. What I find difficult to understand is how quickly things changed, ”said the wicket-taker. His decision to skip the Ranji Trophy came after it.
Saha had an amazing IPL season with new entrants Gujarat Titans. The Titans went on to win the IPL and Saha played a key role at the top of the team led by Hardik Pandya. Shhaha scored 317 runs in 11 games, including fifty-three.