Srinagar: In a major surprise, Arjun Tendulkar the son of India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is set to leave his home team Mumbai and play for Goa next season.
As per reports Arjun Tendulkar has already applied for a No Objection Certificate (NoC) from his home association MCA.
PTI quoting a senior Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has confirmed that Arjun is moving to Goa.
“We have been looking out for left-hand bowling talent as also add players to the middle order with multiple skills. In this context, we invited Arjun Tendulkar to join the Goa side. We will be playing pre-season trial matches (white ball) and he will be playing in those games. The selectors will then take a call based on his performance,” Goa CA President Suraj Lotlikar was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile Mumbai chief selector Salil Ankola has told Cricbuzz that the ‘talented’ player needs match time to lift his career.
“We picked him for the Ranji Trophy last year but he could not make the XI. He is an extremely talented boy and all he needs is some match time so that he can prove his abilities. I hope this switch will serve that purpose,” said Ankola.
The Indian domestic season starts from September 8. Duleep Trophy will be back in the calendar in its old zonal format after a three-year hiatus, followed by the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (October 11-November 5) and the Vijay Hazare Trophy (November 12- December 2).