Baroda cricketer Deepak Hooda has been suspended by the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) for the rest of the domestic season on grounds of indiscipline.
The decision was taken on Thursday by the apex council amid opposition by some of the members, Cricbuzz reported.
Hooda had angered the BCA by walking out of the team on the eve of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament after a spat with captain Krunal Pandya.
"The apex council decided that Hooda won't be considered to represent the Baroda team for the current domestic season. The decision was taken after considering reports from team manager and coach about the incident as well as communication with Hooda," said Satyajit Gaekwad, chairman, BCA press and publicity committee.
The all-rounder won't be able to participate in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament as well any upcoming domestic competition in the season.
'Hooda can again play for Baroda for the 2021-22 season," Gaekwad said.
Hooda, who was appointed as vice-captain of Baroda for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition this season, had abruptly quit the team and left the hotel after a verbal altercation with Pandya on January 9.
He later dashed off an email to the BCA management and accused Pandya of abusing him during the practice session.
"Hooda did the wrong thing by walking out of the team without discussing his issues with the management. But banning him for the entire season was unnecessary. He could have been reprimanded for his act and then allowed to play,' said Parag Patel, BCA joint secretary.