Home > News >

Ashok Dinda threatens to leave Bengal citing lack of support

Ashok Dinda © AFP
The outburst came after Ashok Dinda was ignored by the selectors for the tour of New Zealand © AFP

Kolkata: Jan 2, 2014

Peeved at the state association’s “step-motherly” attitude towards him, Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda said he was mulling to switch allegiance if his home state does not support him.

Venting his ire, Dinda said, “All of us play with the ultimate aim of representing the country with the backup of our home state. But it’s sad when your home state does not vouch for your name even after a good performance.”

The outburst came after he was ignored by the national selectors, who picked Varun Aaron and uncapped Ishwar Pandey ahead of him for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.

“I feel very sad to say I’m not getting any support from my state. If it goes on like this, I’ve to ultimately think of playing for some other state,” Dinda told PTI.

“It’s quite frustrating when your performance is overlooked, yet somebody else is picked out of nowhere. I’m not blaming the selectors, but it’s my association which did not back me,” he said referring to the selection of Aaron who has 20 wickets from six matches.

Dinda, with 29 wickets from seven matches this season, was instrumental in Bengal’s qualification to the Ranji quarters in a dramatic way as his 10-wicket match haul helped them thrash Uttar Pradesh before their win against Tamil Nadu.

Dinda, however, returned wicket-less in Bengal’s match against TN.

Reacting strongly, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) joint secretary Sujan Mitra said, “Dinda’s identity is Bengal. If he chooses to move away, then it would be a big mistake by him. Everybody knows how much we’ve done for him.”

Mitra further claimed that Dinda had gone to Pune Warriors India with a pay cut from what the pacer was getting from Kolkata Knight Riders.

Bengal are pitted against the Railways in the Ranji Trophy quarters at Eden Gardens from January 8-12.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Nepal to host world’s first blind women’s cricket series

All India Public Sector Cricket Tournament to be held in Mumbai

Mitchell Johnson: We need to use new ball well tomorrow

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan proud at scoring record 25th Test ton

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to score a ton against each of the Test-playing nations

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Box Cricket League anthem: Surbhi Jyoti, Rithvik Dhanjani, Kishwer Merchant ready to hit a sixer

Bigg Boss 8 Highlights: Ali Quli Mirza loses his cool and threatens to poke Gautam Gulati’s eye out

For Every Busy Bee, Get a Powerful Workout in Under an Hour

इबोला से संक्रमित अमेरिकी फोटोग्राफर विषाणु मुक्त घोषित

Google’s new Inbox app is the Google Now of Gmail

इबोला : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय लड़ाई में क्यूबा का साथ देगा अमेरिका

Canada Shooting: Ottawa shooting adds Canada to the dreaded terrorist attack list

Lenovo RocStar music-focused Android KitKat smartphone with Dolby Digital Plus audio launched in India, priced at Rs 6,499

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here