Pragyan Ojha set to play 2016/17 county season

Nagendra / 10 June 2016

Out-of-favor Indian left-arm spinner, Pragyan Ojha has approached the officials in Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) for the permission to participate in the upcoming county season.

The 29-year old has also confirmed the participation as he said, “I have written to the BCCI.” It is understood that the permission was granted by the BCCI and the player is currently negotiating with some of the clubs.

In the recent meeting at Bengaluru, BCCI has made some key decisions as they agreed to let their players go and play in foreign leagues to gain some exposure to different conditions as well as they are ready to allow foreign players to play in Indian domestic leagues.

Last Sunday, former Indian captain and current CAB president, Sourav Ganguly has proposed BCCI to allow the players to play in English county season and Pragyan Ojha have made the most of the new change.

Ojha could very well be playing for Surrey as they look to be the front-runners. The left arm spinner have played for them during 2011 and has managed an impressive 24 wickets in 4 games as he helped them to remain in the top division.

However, Surrey already signed Kumar Sangakkara as their overseas player and also has Aaron Finch as their reserve foreign player which opens doors for other clubs to negotiate with the player.

Ojha has had the biggest stumble in his career when ICC has declared his bowling illegal in December 2014 but the bowler has come back stronger and cleared the bowling test in January 2015 but didn’t get a chance back to reach his previous level and a good county season could very well change his fortunes.

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