Ramesh Powar © Getty Images
Ramesh Powar has played two Tests, 31 One-Day Internationals for India © Getty Images

By Sudatta Mukherjee

Aug 28, 2014

India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has ended his bond with Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) after he received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to participate and play for another team.

Powar, has played two Tests, 31 One-Day Internationals for India and 100 First-Class matches for Mumbai. Last season, Powar played for Rajasthan in six Ranji Trophy matches.

“He asked for NOC and I gave it. Now he can play for any other association. I am prepared to give NOC to anyone,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

Many Rajasthan cricketers may miss the 2014-14 domestic season due to the fall-out between RCA and BCCI. After Lalit Modi was elected the President of RCA, BCCI suspended the state cricket association for an indefinite period.

“We cannot include RCA in the BCCI tournaments because the BCCI has suspended it [RCA] for an indefinite period. There are hindrances if the BCCI has to chose an alternate way to enable the cricketers to be part of the domestic tournaments,” said Patel.

(Sudatta Mukherjee is a reporter with CricketCountry. Other than writing on cricket, she spends penning random thoughts on her blog and produces weekly posts on new food joints at Whopping Weekends. She played Table Tennis for University of Calcutta. When she is not writing, you will catch her at a movie theatre or watching some English serial on her laptop. Her Twitter id is @blackrosegal)