Wriddhiman Saha inks a contract and joins the Tripura cricket squad as a player-mentor.

Updated: Jul 19

In Agartala, Wriddhiman Saha signed the contract in front of representatives of the Tripura Cricket Association.

Tripura has welcomed Wriddhiman Saha as a player and instructor. On Friday in Agartala, Saha signed the contract in front of representatives from the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA). The Cricket Association of Bengal has already granted the experienced wicketkeeper-batter a NOC (No Objection Certificate), having played his whole domestic career for Bengal (CAB).

"Saha has consented to play for the state after our discussions with him. To inspire the players on the senior squad, he would also serve as their mentor "Kishore Das, joint secretary of the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), had told PTI.

Saha's involvement in the team would be extremely advantageous to the players due to his extensive domestic and international cricket experience, according to Das. "Whether he will serve as the team's captain is still up in the air. Later on, this will be decided, "added the official. He is anticipated to represent Tripura in Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy games.

After CAB joint secretary Debabrata "Debu" Das claimed that the seasoned goalkeeper skips domestic matches for the state, Saha, who will turn 38 in October, chose to quit Bengal. Saha was furious because he expected an unqualified apology from Das, but when that didn't happen and the official was instead appointed the administrative manager of the Indian team in England, it broke the proverbial 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 first appearance against Hyderabad in 2007 and has since played in 122 first-class and 102 List A matches. In 40 Test matches at an average of 29.41, the small wicket-keeper has 92 catches, 12 stumpings, and 1,353 runs, including three hundred. In first-class games, he has 642 runs scored at an average of 41.98 runs per game, 313 catches, and 37 stumpings.

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