Wriddhiman Saha signs for Tripura Ranji side
Wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha started a new phase of his playing career on Friday after being named the Tripura team’s player-coach for the next Ranji Trophy season.
In the presence of the association’s new president Tapan Lodh, joint secretary Kishore Kumar Das, and other top officer bearers, Saha signed the contract with the Tripura Cricket Association (TCA).
“I will try my best to live up to the expectations of the Tripura Cricket Association. The responsibility of player-cum-mentor which I have entrusted with a big job and I will try to improve the overall performance of the Tripura team in the coming Ranji season,” Saha said after signing on the dotted lines.
The Siliguri youngster has nevertheless played a lot of cricket against Tripura in various zonal events, so he is not a stranger to the state. “I know a lot of players from this state and have played against most of them. I feel it will not take much time to get along with my teammates,” he added.
Saha thought he still had some cricket in in him despite subtly persuaded to retire by the Indian team management. “As long as I am able to contribute to the game, I will continue doing this,” he said.
Looking ahead to the season, Saha said, “We have three months for preparations. Certainly, it will help me in getting to know the strengths and weaknesses of the team.”
Saha ended his 15-year relationship with the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) last week. By requesting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from them. After offended by an official’s remarks that cast doubt on Saha’s dedication to the sport.