Arjun Tendulkar seeks NOC from Mumbai, aims to play for a new team next season
The son of the great Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar has applied for NOC (No Objection Certificate) to leave his home side Mumbai in the domestic format and is likely to represent Goa.
According to recent reports, the left-arm pacer wants to leave the Mumbai side due to a lack of opportunities. Arjun Tendulkar made his debut for Mumbai in domestic cricket during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021.
The youngster was seen playing a couple of matches during the tournament but was ignored by the selectors and not included in the playing xi since then.
The left-arm all-rounder played only two games during the tournament against Haryana and Puducherry. After that, the 22-year-old didn't get enough opportunities to prove himself and didn't get any chances in the Mumbai squad in the domestic circuit.
We invited Arjun Tendulkar to join the Goa side: Suraj Lotlikar
Meanwhile, the SRT Sports Management's statement reads, "Getting maximum game time on the ground is important for Arjun at this juncture of his career.
We believe that the shift will improve the probability of Arjun featuring in more competitive matches. He is embarking on a new phase of his cricketing career."
The 22-year-old cricketer was also part of the Mumbai Indians in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League. However, the likes of the emerging players, Dewald Brevis, Kumar Kartikeya and Tristan Stubbs have shadowed the left-arm pacer in the side.
Meanwhile, the president of the Goa Cricket Association (GOA) Suraj Lotlikar has shared a few words on PTI and said, "We have been looking out for left-hand bowling talent (and to) 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."