Jay Bista set to leave Mumbai

Bista could head to Uttarakhand - a team which is now coached by Mumbai stalwart Wasim Jaffer. However, the batsman is yet to make things official.

Jay Bista has four centuries and as many half-centuries in the 26 first-class games he has featured for Mumbai. (File Photo)   -  PTI

Jay Bista, one of Mumbai's talented opening batsmen, is set to play for a different state team this season, after he received the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Mumbai Cricket Association.

While it is believed that he could head to Uttarakhand - a team which is now coached by Mumbai stalwart Wasim Jaffer - the batsman is yet to make things official.

The 24-year-old batsman, who made his debut for Mumbai in November, 2015, failed to cement his place in the side.

In the 26 first-class games that he has featured in, Bista amassed 1486 runs, at an average of 33. Despite being in the circuit for a fairly long time, Bista has four centuries and as many half-centuries.

Unable to convert his starts, Bista lost his place to young Yashasvi Jaiswal. Last year, he scored 256 runs in six matches for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy but had to make way for Prithvi Shaw.

An MCA official confirmed that Bista had written to the association seeking an NOC. "He had requested us to issue him an NOC and we have issued him the certificate," one of the MCA officials said.

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