Baroda’s apex council mentioned that Hooda has triggered “disrepute to the organisation”
Baroda allrounder Deepak Hooda has been suspended for the remainder of the continued home season on grounds of “indiscipline.” The choice was taken on Thursday by the apex council of the Baroda Cricket Affiliation.
On the eve of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Hooda had left the Baroda squad after accusing state captain Krunal Pandya of “bullying” and using abusive language. In its preliminary response, the BCA had reprimanded him, saying Hooda had put “himself above the team.”
On Thursday, BCA secretary Ajit Lele confirmed Hooda had been suspended for the remainder of the season. “The Apex Council decided to suspend him for indiscipline,” Lele mentioned. As a part of the assessment, the BCA had sought clarifications from each Pandya in addition to head coach and the workforce supervisor. “It was decided by the Apex council that Deepak Hooda has caused disrepute to the organisation and will not be considered to represent Baroda in the current domestic season,” the BCA mentioned in a media launch.
Irfan Pathan, the previous India allrounder and Baroda captain, had mentioned BCA’s first response in opposition to Hooda was each “shocking and disheartening”. In response to Pathan, with groups working out of bio-secure bubbles, it was essential to concentrate to the “mental health” of gamers and incidents resembling Hooda’s may have “adverse” impact on the participant.
Nagraj Gollapudi is information editor at ESPNcricinfo