Mumbai middle-order batsman Siddhesh Lad, 30, has sought a No Objection Certificates (NOC) from Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) to permit him to play for a brand new state within the upcoming home season. If all the pieces goes proper, Lad says he’ll signify neighbouring state Goa. Lad would be the second participant after Indian icon son Sachin, Arjun Tendulkar, to play for Goa.
Few days in the past, Tendulkar Jr too had determined to maneuver to Goa to get extra alternatives.
“It was an honour to represent Mumbai for almost a decade . I feel it’s time for me to explore more opportunities coming my way. I would also like to thank MCA , all the support staff and players who have been a part of my journey with MCA,” Lad informed The Indian Specific. “A few teams have [shown interest] but I am in talks with Goa at the moment.”
Lad performed 61 first-class video games, scoring 4058 runs at a mean of 40. He slammed 1140 runs in 39 Record A video games, scoring 842 runs at 24. He was additionally a part of Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders staff.
Lad has been a part of one Ranji Trophy and two Vijay Hazare Trophy profitable squads for Mumbai. His place seemed beneath doubt after the selectors determined to provide possibilities to extra children ready within the wings. He didn’t discover a place within the red-ball Mumbai squad put up the pandemic.
He was a part of Mumbai staff in Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali in 2021 however couldn’t convert his begins into large scores.
Lad defined it was a tough choice to go away a state the place he has performed all his cricket. He’s the son of Dinesh Lad, who has coached India gamers like Rohit Sharma and Shardul Thakur.
“Memories are endless but lifting the Ranji Trophy surely is the best memory. Yes, it will be difficult (to play for some other state) but I am ready to accept the challenge,” Lad says.