Ojha to represnt Bengal from next session
Bhubaneswar: Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is likely to move from Hyderabad to join Bengal for next season. Ojha, who was cleared after being suspended for bowling with an illegal action earlier in the 2014-15 season, had approached the Hyderabad Cricket Association for NOC.
CAB joint secretary, Sourav Ganguly confirmed that Bengal were in talks with the left arm bowler. “It is still work in progress,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“We may take a few days more to arrive at a decision,” he added.
Hyderbad Cricket Association secretary John Manoj said that Ojha was issued permission for the move.
Ojha seemed to be unhappy playing for Hyderabad, which was in the lowest rung of the Ranji trophy- Group C. He therefore wanted to move to a higher-ranked team to get exposed to top quality cricket. Bengal’s problem of not having a lead spinner will be resolved once Ojha joins them next season.
“He approached us and explained his rationale honestly,” Manoj said. “Once he had made up his mind, we just respected his decision, supported him and issued the NOC.”
Ojha has found his name in the India-A squad which will be playing two four-day games against Australia-A.