SunstarTV Bureau: The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) has suspended senior player Deepak Hooda, who had stormed out of the camp before the start of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, for this domestic season for indiscipline and bringing disrespect to the game, official reports said.
The decision was taken during the Apex Council meeting of the BCA which was held on Thursday evening.
Hooda had walked out of the team on the eve of the domestic T20 tournament after a brawl with Captain Krunal Pandya.
According to BCA secretary Ajit Lele, “Hooda has been suspended for this season for indiscipline and bringing disrespect to the BCA and the game. Without informing the team and the BCA, he left the team and the (bio) bubble.”
Notably, Hooda, who was initially appointed as Baroda’s vice-captain for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, had stormed out of the bio-bubble on January 9. He had alleged misbehavior on the part of Pandya in an e-mail sent to BCA.
“At this moment, I am demoralized, depressed and under pressure,” Hooda wrote in the e-mail.
“As from last some days, my team captain Mr Krunal Pandya is using abusing language to me in front of my teammates and also other state teams who have come for participation at Reliance Stadium Vadodara,” he further added.