20th May 2022 All-round Burdwan defeated Uttar Dinajpur in a high-voltage CAB Inter District U19 tournament quarterfinal match by 54 runs today at Mankundu Sporting Club ground, Chandannagar.
Burdwan elected to bat first after winning toss and posted a challenging 152 all out and in reply opponents Uttar Dinajpur were bundled out for 98 runs.
20th May 2022 Koushik Ghosh continued his purple patch with the bat by hitting another crucial ton along with Sandipan Das’ unbeaten 180 as Bhawanipore buried Paikpara Sporting under pile of runs with 405/3 at the end of the day’s play in First Qualifier Championship quarterfinals today.
In CAB First Division One Day tournament Town Club and Eastern Railway Sports Association sealed quarterfinals spots winning their respective matches. Tanmoy Pramanik registered a fiery six-for against Kidderpore Sporting as Eastern Railway won by 125 runs.
18th May 2022 An all-round Gaurav Chauhan along with big hitting Kuldeep Devatwal helped Tapan Memorial crush Mohun Bagan by 109 runs in JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy quarterfinals today.
Tapan Memorial batting first made a challenging 200/2 thanks to Kuldeep's whirlwind 91 and Gaurav's steady 70. Bagan batting collapsed while chasing as Tapan restricted them to a paltry 91/9 powered by Gaurav four-for.
East Bengal sealed a spot in the semifinals riding on Sudip Gharami's unbeaten 73 while Town Club and Kalighat were also victorious in their quarterfinals matches.
17th May 2022 Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Kalighat registered dominating victory in their respective JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy today to reach quarterfinals today.
Bagan won by 8 wickets against Aryan club in a low-scoring encounter while EB sealed a 31-run win over Police AC. Batting first Aryan could only score 111/8 which was comfortably chased down by Bagan batters with 14 balls left to play.
Bagan, East Bengal, Kalighat in JC Mukherjee quarterfinals
16th May 2022 Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Kalighat registered dominating victory in their respective JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy today to reach quarterfinals today.
Bagan won by 8 wickets against Aryan club in a low-scoring encounter while EB sealed a 31-run win over Police AC. Batting first Aryan could only score 111/8 which was comfortably chased down by Bagan batters with 14 balls left to play.
Batters earn quarterfinal spots for Maidan giants on second day
14th May 2022 Mohun Bagan and East Bengal sealed quarterfinals spots in CAB First Division Championship Play-Off Tournament by defeating Town Club and Barisha Sporting respectively today.
Earlier Bagan restricted Town to 191/9 on the first day riding on Rajkumar Pal four-for and ended the day on 91/1 with talented Abhimanyu Easwaran still on the crease. Easwaran remained unbeaten on 78 off 92 Balls accompanied by experienced campaigner Sudip Chatterjee who slammed 71-ball 62 to win the match by 8 wickets.
Bhawanipore down Tapan Memorial to enter quarterfinals
13th May 2022 Bhawanipore Club put up an all-round show to thrash Tapan Memorial by 8 wickets in a low-scoring encounter to earn a spot in CAB Firat Division One Day tournament quarterfinals today.
Tapan were bundled out for a paltry 146 runs as Bhawanipore bowlers wrecked havoc and while chasing Sandipan Das slammed unbeaten 89 to win the game.
Barisha, Aikya Sammilani enter CAB First Division One Day quarterfinals
8th May 2022 Kazi Junaid Saifi's unbeaten 63 helped Barisha Sporting beat United Club and Aikya Sammilani beat Dalhousie AC by VJD method in order to reach quarterfinals of CAB First Division One Day tournament.
United were bundled out for 116 runs whi was later comfortably chased down by Barisha in 17.5 overs.
In First Division relegation matches Shambazar Club amassed 234/2 against Aryan Club thanks to Arpan De's 130-ball 107, in First Division Championship Playoff Bhawanipore Club ended the day on 37/1 after bundling out opponents Paikpara Sporting for 242 thanks to Arka Sarkar 4 for 34 runs.
7th May 2022 East Bengal rode on Prosenjit Das, Ankur Pal and Subhankar Bal half-centuries to thrash Bhukailash Sporting Club by 132 runs in JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy today.
East Bengal piled up a mammoth 215/2 Batting first and bowlers Shreyan Chakraborty and Subham Ghosh picked up 3 wickets each to restrict opponents to 83/9.
6th May 2022 Suprodip Debnath slammed a whirlwind 56-ball 108 not out to power Twon Club to a thumping 84-run victory over Md Sporting today in JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy.
Batting first Suprodip got crucial support from experienced Ompal Boken who continued his good form with the bat scoring 52 off just 28 balls to take Town to 228/5 in their quota of overs. While defending Geet Puri four-for ensured Town Club a comfortable victory.
5th May 2022 Subham Chatterjee (64) and Mohit Roy (85*) half-centuries ensured Kalighat's 85-run victory against IBAC in JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy today.
Batting first Kalighat made 182/3 and in reply opponents could only manage 96/7 i ln their quota of overs.
Rajasthan Club defeated Dalhousie by 8 wickets, Subham Dey's unbeaten ton went in vain as Calcutta Customs lost against Aryan Club, Calcutta Police rode on Fahim Naaz's 55 not out to beat BNR, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury hit 70 for Barisha as they took full points, and Bhawanipore powered by Abhishek Das and Agniv Pan fifties overcame Calcutta Port Trust.
3rd May 2022 Haryana U19 team were crowned Cooch Behar trophy champion by the virtue of first innings lead after the 4-day affair against Mumbai ended in a draw at Eden Gardens today.
After intense first two days Haryana bundled out Mumbai for 303 runs to take crucial first innings lead by 134 runs thanks to pacer Garv Sangwan five-for on the third day.
Sangwan who was part of World Cup winning Indian U19 team ripped through Mumbai batting with 5 for 41 to trigger the collapse. Haryana ended the third day in the driver's seat with 211-run lead as they posted 77/1 on the scoreboard in the second innings.
1st May 2022 Mohun Bagan thrashed Paikpara Sporting Club by 10 wickets on a rain-curtailed day in JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy today.
17 other matches were abandoned today due to overnight rain. Bagan's game was reduced to 12 overs per side and batting first Paikpara made 68/4.
Abhimanyu Easwaran (27*) and Vivek Singh (39*) stayed unbeaten till the end to power Bagan to big victory.
1st May 2022 Jalpaiguri and Murshidabad emerged victorious in the only two matches played among the six scheduled due to overnight rain in CAB inter district U16 tournament today.
Samar Roy smashed 84-ball 106 as Jalpaiguri batting first posted 235 in their quota of overs and later Shaan Sarkar four-for helped bundle opponents Bankura for 118.
1st May 2022 Angkrish Raghuvanshi led Mumbai's fightback with a fine half-century after Haryana posted a challenging 437 all out on the second day of Cooch Behar trophy final today at Eden Gardens.
Agnkrish remained unbeaten on 68 off 126 balls along with a patient 141-ball 37 from Ayush Jethwa gave Mumbai a strong start to the chase with 117 for no loss at the end of the day's play.
Unbeaten Ompal ton helps Town Club continued winning momentum
30th April 2022 Ompal Boken's whirlwind 46-ball 100 not out not only powered Town Club post a mammoth 228/4 but also helped making it two wins in-a-row beating Wari SC by 76 runs today in JC Mukherjee T20 Memorial trophy.
Kaushik Ghosh continued his good form with the bat by smashing 60 aided by Agniv Pan's unbeaten 56 as Bhawanipore defeated Eastern Railway Sports Association by 7 wickets, Rahul Gupta was the star of the day for Police AC with unbeaten 100 as they trashed Belgachia United by 9 wickets, Netaji Subhas Institute bounced back to register their first win in the tournament beating George Telegraph.
29th April 2022 Rohan Deshwal and skipper Nishant Sindhu carried Haryana on their shoulders to 291/6 with crucial centuries against Mumbai in Cooch Behar trophy final today at Eden Gardens.
Rohan opening the innings for Haryana made a patient 203-ball 101 after losing 2 wickets for 33 runs to steady tje ship.
Kuldeep, Kaif centuries script winning start for Tapan Memorial JC Mukherjee trophy
29th April 2022 Blistering centuries from Kaif Ahamad (103*) and Kuldeep Devatwal (103) powered Tapan Memorial to a huge 105-run victory over Netaji Subhash Institute in JC Mukherjee Memorial trophy opener today.
Batting first Tapan Memorial posted a mammoth 257/2 and Dharmendra Singh bagged 5 wickets to restrict NSI to 148/9.
Maidan giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal emerged victorious in their opening matches.
While Bagan rode on experienced campaigner Anustup Majumder's 87 not out to beat Tollygunge Agragami by 72 runs, East Bengal put up a dominanting bolwing show led by Sandipan four-for to overcome Kolkata Union Sporting.
29th April 2022 Hooghly continued their winning momentum by thrashing Siliguri by 9 wickets riding on Souradipta Ghosh five-for in CAB inter district U16 tournament today.
Siliguri were bundled out for a paltry 87 runs and Hooghly batter Tanmoy Dey hit unbeaten 51 to earn full points for his team.
Reyan Mondal (4-25) and Bishal Bagchi (51*) won the game for Nadia, Habib and Kishan Singh fifties powered Howrah to 9-wicket win, Midnapore's 202-run win was crafted by Swastik Maity (79) and Sukriti Jana (51).
28th April 2022 CAB inter district U16 tournament began from today with 6 matches being played. Pritam Lala five-for helped Birbhum get off to a winning start defeating Dakshin Dinajpur by 75 runs.
Tanmoy Dey with a four-for earned Hooghly full points with a 8-wickets win, Midnapore rode on Bhoirob De Sarkar and Sukriti Jana fifties to beat Burdwan, for Murshidabad Md Raj and Snehasish Mondal starred with the bat to power them to victory.
28th April 2022 Ramij Raja and Aniket Biswas' all-round brilliance powered Nava Nalanda into the semifinals of Mayor's Cup semifinals by defeating National High School (Boys) by 46 runs today.
Batting first Ramij led Nava Nalanda to 243/9 with a fluent 54 aided by Aniket Biswas (47) and Md Ajad (33) innings. Sinchan Rakshit took 3 wickets for National.
Haryana, Mumbai set for Cooch Behar trophy final clash
27th April 2022 Garv Sangwan scripted fairytale comeback for Haryana with a five-for after conceding first innings lead earlier to lock horns with Mumbai in the finals of Cooch Behar trophy today.
At Eden Gardens Haryana resumed the day with 313-run lead over Jharkhand and in order to qualify for the finals bundled out Jharkhand for 190 runs to win the tie by 141 runs.
Garv took 5 for 40 while Haryana's star batter Mayank Shandilya put up an all-round show with 3 for 16.
All-round Pradipta leads Income Tax SRC to 9-wicket victory
27th April 2022 Pradipta Pramanik bagged 5 wickets and smashed match-winning 72 not out to power Income Tax SRC to 9-wicket victory over Bata Emp Sports Club in NCC Inter Office Cricket League-cum-Knockout Tournament today.
Electing to bat first Bata Emp were bundled out for 113 runs as Pradipta ripped through with fiery five-for. While chasing the Income Tax SRC all-rounder slammed unbeaten 72 off 30 balls to win the match in 9.4 overs.
Sporting Union win First Division relegation decider by 2 runs
26th April 2022 In a nail-biting encounter Sporting Union emerged victorious by 2 runs against Calcutta Port Trust Sports Club in First Division relegation decider today at 22 Yards SP School ground.
Chasing 353 to win Calcutta Ports Trust despite having a shaky start recovered well from 76/3 as Sawan Singh played a crucial 160-ball 135 aided by Ravi Singh 91.
Sawan's gritty innings went in vain as needing 4 runs off the final delivery to win the Port Trust batter was run out by Sporting player Atanu Ghosh.
Earlier on the first day Tanujit Acharjee starred with a crucial ton for Sporting Union and was adjudged player of the match.
25th April 2022 Considering the heat wave like conditions in and around Kolkata, CAB has taken a few precautionary measures for the safety and well being of the players.
"The Met offices have predicted a heatwave like condition over Kolkata till April 28. So keeping the safety of the players in mind we have doubled the supply of lime water, Getorade and ice to all the grounds where games are on. We are also providing enough stock of water so that everyone remains hydrated," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
Himanshu heroics helps Jharkhand take first innings lead
25th April 2022 Jharkhand took crucial first innings lead against Haryana in Cooch Behar trophy all thanks to a gritty 142 off 204 balls by Himanshu today at Eden Gardens.
Earlier Haryana scored 270 in the first innings riding on Mayank Shandilya's fluent 99.
Jharkhand got off to a disastrous start losing 5 wickets for just 44 runs till Himanshu's rescue act. The Jharkhand youngster smashed 21 boundaries and 1 six during his innings as they finished the day on 274/9, 4-run lead.
25th April 2022 Bengal Women's team defeated Punjab by 43 runs riding on a whirlwind 75 by Richa Ghosh and Jhumia Khatun four-for as they finished Senior Women's T20 League campaign on winning note today.
In the final group stage game electing to bat first Bengal posted a fighting 173/4. Richa's 52-ball 75 contained 6 sixes and 7 boundaries while skipper Rumeli Dhar scored a quickfire 40 off just 29 balls.
Priyanka Bala (19) and Tithi Das (23*) added crucial runs later to take Bengal to 173.
24th April 2022 Bengal Women's team defeated Punjab by 43 runs riding on a whirlwind 75 by Richa Ghosh and Jhumia Khatun four-for as they finished Senior Women's T20 League campaign on winning note today.
In the final group stage game electing to bat first Bengal posted a fighting 173/4. Richa's 52-ball 75 contained 6 sixes and 7 boundaries while skipper Rumeli Dhar scored a quickfire 40 off just 29 balls.
Priyanka Bala (19) and Tithi Das (23*) added crucial runs later to take Bengal to 173.
Chandrahas powers St. James into semis with Unbeaten 198
24th April 2022 Chandrahas Dash was seen in his fiery form as the St. James batter slammed 198 not out in a nail biting quarterfinal match of Mayor's Cup while their opponents Ratnakar North Point School fell short of 9 runs today.
Chandrahas during his blistering innings hit 9 sixes and 21 boundaries to take St. James to 336/4 in their quota of overs. Ratnakar North Point fought back thanks to skipper Jeet Thakur's gritty 118 but a tight bowling by St. james ensured a 9-run win.
Other schools to enter semifinals were South Point, Heritage and Nava Nalanda.
East Bengal, Town, Barisha in quarterfinals of First Division Championship
23rd April 2022 Naved Ahamed 's unbeaten ton along with Ompal Boken's 69 not out powered Town club a 5-wicket victory over Eastern Railway Sports Association in order to enter the quarterfinals of CAB First Division Championship along with other victorious teams East Bengal and Barisha Sporting today.
Calcutta Police resuming the day on 99/6 were bundled out for 144 runs as East Bengal registered a a huge 423-run victory.
Karan five-for puts Barisha in command quarterfinals
23rd April 2022 Amit Kuila and Aritra Chatterjee picked up 3 wicketa apiece as Kalighat defeated Tapan Memorial by 9 wickets in one day in First Division Championship play-off pre-quarterfinal match today.
Put to bat first Tapan Memorial bundled out for a paltry 104 runs which was later chased down by Kalighat in 16 overs thanks to Sreevats Goswami 51 to enter quarterfinals.
In other two matches of the day East Bengal scored 241/6 against Calcutta Police and Pankaj Shaw's 72 took Eastern Railway Sports Association to 270/7 against Town Club at the end of the day's play.
Kalighat beat Tapan Memorial to enter quarterfinals
22nd April 2022 Amit Kuila and Aritra Chatterjee picked up 3 wicketa apiece as Kalighat defeated Tapan Memorial by 9 wickets in one day in First Division Championship play-off pre-quarterfinal match today.
Put to bat first Tapan Memorial bundled out for a paltry 104 runs which was later chased down by Kalighat in 16 overs thanks to Sreevats Goswami 51 to enter quarterfinals.
In other two matches of the day East Bengal scored 241/6 against Calcutta Police and Pankaj Shaw's 72 took Eastern Railway Sports Association to 270/7 against Town Club at the end of the day's play.
22nd April 2022 Shafali Verma hit unbeaten 75 to help Haryana beat Bengal in Senior Women's T20 League today at JSCA International Stadium Complex.
Batting first Bengal made a fighting 137/7 thanks to Deepti Sharma's gritty 45. Rumeli Dhar (19) and Richa got good starts but failed to convert into big ones while Priyanka Bala added crucial 24 not out off 15 balls to take Bengal to 137.
Shafali starred with the ball earlier taking 2 wickets while Sheetal Rana bagged as many wickets for Haryana too.
21st April 2022 Abijit Singh slammed an unbeaten 51-ball 157 to power Metro Railway SA to a 176-run victory over Akashbani Doordarshan Sports Club in NCC Inter Office Cricket League-cum-Knockout Tournament today.
Batting first Metro posted 256 runs in their quota of overs thanks to Abijit's whirlwind innings and later bundled out opponents for a paltry 80 runs.
21st April 2022 Bengal Women's team continued their winning momentum thanks to another dominating performance by the bowlers as they defeated Assam by 8 wickets in Senior Women's T20 League today.
Electing to bat first Asaam were restricted to 70/8 as Bengal bowlers struck at regular intervals to chip away opponents' batting.
Tithi Das bagged 2 wickets while Rumeli Dhar, Deepti Sharma, Gouher Sultana, Mita Paul and Saika Ishaque took 1 wicket each.
21st April 2022 Haryana U19 batters put up a fiery show in a drawn game against Bengal in Cooch Behar trophy knockouts match and advanced to the next round courtesy to first innings lead earlier at Eden Gardens.
Haryana bundled Bengal for 221 runs while defending their first innings total of 462 runs.
Put to bat again Haryana batter Mayank Shandilya who smashed unbeaten double ton in the first innings scored 174 in the second. Parth Vats showed off his batting skills with 145 off 161 balls later to take Haryana to a huge 603/9 at the end of the final day's play.
21st April 2022 Dominant Greer Sporting Club overcame Narkeldanga Sir Gooroodas Institute by spirited show in both departments as Arpan Goswami century and Pratap Samal four-for helped them register a 189-run victory in NC Chatterjee Memorial T20 trophy today.
Batting first Greer posted a challenging 252/2 as Arpan slammed a 50-ball 104, aided by Prateek Rai's quickfire 69 off 28 balls.
Later a disciplined bowling attack led by Pratap bundled NSGI for a paltry 63 runs to win the game by big margin.
20th April 2022 YMCA (Chow Br.) secured 42-run victory against Howrah Sporting Club courtesy to Pratik Dutta's unbeaten 38-ball 101 in NC Chatterjee Memorial T20 trophy today.
City AC piled up 252/3 while their opponents Salkia Friends fell short of 24 runs as Suman Ghosh's unbeaten 122 wemt in vain.
Calcutta Cricket Club was another team to post 200-plus today powered by Aadit Oswal 121 and later bundled out opponents Howrah Union for a paltry 99 runs to win the match by a huge margin of 122 runs.
20th April 2022 Haryana took first innings lead against Bengal U19 team after bundling the hosts out for 221 runs in the first innings today on the third day of Cooch Behar Trophy match at Eden Gardens.
Earlier resuming the day on 203/7 Bengal were bundled out quickly. Sayan Dey highest scored for Bengal with 55 for 164 balls.
Aman takes 5 as The Assembly of God Church School win
19th April 2022 Aman Parmandka's fiery 5 for 16 helped The Assembly of God Church School defeat St. Thomas Boys School Kidderpore by 119 runs in Mayor's Cup today.
Electing to bat first AGCS made 202 in their quota of overs with Devansh highest scoring for them with a fluent 46. St. Thomas bowlers Aale Raza and Saksham Singh took 4 wickets each.
Later AGCS bowler Aman ripped through opponents batting lineup to bundle them for a paltry 83 runs and win the game.
In another match of the day Sundarban Adarsha Vidyamandir emerged victorious over La Martinere for Boys by 7 runs in a low-scoring encounter.
19th April 2022 Mohun Bagan, Bhawanipore Club already in dominating position for the first two days thanks to their batters completed victory over United Club and Rajasthan Club respectively on the final day in CAB First Division Championship play-off matches today.
Bagan with a mammoth 635 runs on the board riding on Sudio Chatterjee 170 and Anustup Majumder (99), Abhimanyu Easwaran (85), Prinann Dutta (69) and Arindam Ghosh (60) half-centuries, bundled out United for 309 runs to win the tie by 326 runs.
19th April 2022 Bengal ended the second day on 203/7 in Cooch Behar trophy as Haryana lead by 259 runs at Eden Gardens today.
Earlier Haryana posted 462 batting first powered by Mayank Shandilya's unbeaten double ton. Ravi Kumar (4-77) and Milind Mondal (3-94) starred with the ball for Bengal.
19th April 2022 Bengal Women's team registered first victory in Senior Women's T20 League by thrashing Saurashtra by 10 wickets today at JSCA Oval as Deepti Sharma put up impressive show with both bat and ball.
Electing to bat first Saurashtra batting was derailed by a disciplined Bengal bowling attack to get restricted to a paltry 77/8. Deepti scalped 2 wickets leaking just 21 runs while Shreyoshi Aich bagged 3 wickets as no Saurashtra batter till number seven could reach the double digit mark as they slumped to 37/7.
Bhawanipore's Koushik hits double ton; Bagan post 600-plus
18th April 2022 Koushik Ghosh's purple patch continues as the Bhawanipore batter slammed double ton in CAB First Division Championship playoff while Mohun Bagan buried United Club under pile of runs riding on Sudip Chatterjee's 170 in another match.
Koushik has now scored 647 runs in 7 matches this season so far including 2 hundreds and the double ton today. Koushik made 218 today as Bhawanipore amassed 510/9 while opponents Rajasthan Club bolwer Mandeep Singh picked up 6 wickets. Rajasthan Club made 114/2 at the end of the day's play.
Sudip slammed 170 off 199 balls, experienced campaigner Anustup Majumder missed out on a well-deserved hundred by 1 run as Bagan scored 635/6 against United Club. United ended the day on 128/2.
Tanmoy's all-round show wins it for Aditya Academy
18th April 2022 Aditya Academy Sr. Secondary registered a comfortable 6-wicket win over The Scottish Church thanks to Tanmoy Saha's all-round brilliance today in Mayor's Cup.
Scottish Church won the toss and elected to bat first. Tanmoy bagged 4 wickets for 23 runs, highest among Aditya Academy bowlers and Ayushmaan Mishra picked up 3 as Sottish Church could score only 136 before being bundled out in 44.4 overs.
Raman-Koushik pair continue to shine for Bhawanipore
17th April 2022 The duo of Abhishek Raman and Koushik Ghosh continued to shine with the bat for Bhawanipore Club as they posted 332/4 against Rajasthan Club at the end of the first day's play in CAB First Division Qualifier playoff today.
Koushik remained unbeaten on 147 to add 153 and 142 with Abhishek (101) and Agniv Pan (72) off second and fourth wicket.
In another match Four half-centuries lifted Mohun Bagan to 342/3 against United Club. Abhimanyu Easwaran (85), Prinann Dutta (69), Arindam Ghosh (60) and Sudip Chatterjee (88*) starred with the bat for Bagan.
National High School crush St. Lawrence; La Martinere bowler Sparsh takes 6 for 3
17th April 2022 Soumyajit Mondal scored a whirlwind 49-ball 125 as National High School made 400-plus batting first and later dismantled opponents St. Lawrence High school for just 44 runs tp register a huge 360-run victory in Mayor's Cup today.
Electing to bat first National openers Gourav Singh (81) and Mukesh Sah (94) gave them a solid start followed by Soumyajit's blistering innings. Soumyajit smashed 11 sixes and 9 boundaries en route to his unbeaten century to take National to 404/3.
In reply St. Lawrence wilted for 44 runs Priyanshu bagged 4 wickets while Soumyajit, Mitul and Sinchan Rakshit took 2 wickets each.
WB Police Sports steamroll High Court by 10 wickets
16th April 2022 An all-round WB Police Sports registered 10-wicket victory over High Court in NC Chatterjee Memorial T20 trophy today.
WB Police bowling unit kept things tight for opponents batters as High Court were restricted to a paltry 108/8. Raju Soren, Biswajit Dey, Sandip Das picked up 2 wickets apiece for WB Police.
Police wicket-keeper Joy Routh slammed 35-ball 67 not out to get the job done in just 10.5 overs.
In another match Arun Kumar Chaurasiya guided Sahapur Sporting to a dominanting win against WB Association of Deaf with a four-for.
Dalhousie, NSI win First Division relegation matches
15th April 2022 Ipu Saha scored a patient 55 off 140 balls to script a 3-wicket win for Netaji Subhas Institute against Calcutta Port Trust while Dalhousie Athletic Club registered a comfortable victory over Sporting Union today in CAB First Division relegation matches.
Earlier Faizanul Rehman restricted Port Trust to 219 with a crucial five-for and NSI successfully chased it down with 3 wickets in hand.
Faizanul takes 5 as NSI restrict Port Trust to 219
14th April 2022 Netaji Subhas Institute bundled out Calcutta Port Trust for 219 runs in a CAB first division relegation match today as their bolwer Faizanul Rehman registered a crucial five-for.
Bplwers did a pretty decent job for NSI taking wickets in regular intervals after Dipanjan Mukherjee sent opener Subham Rai back early. Saikat Sadhukhan highest scored with 60 for Port Trust.
In another relegation game Tanujit Acharjee's fiery spell reduced Dalhousie Athletic Club to 81/4 at the end after Sporting Union made 180 in the first innings.
14th April 2022 Jeet Gayen slammed unbeaten 131 as National James HS School defeated MP Birla Foundation HS by 154 runs in Mayor's Cup today.
National James batting first posted 369/5 thanks to Jeet's 92-ball 131 crafted with 5 sixes and 15 boundaries in reply to which MP Birla were bundled out for 215 runs.
Karnak Chakraborty was the star of the with a fluent 129 as Patha Bhaban emerged victorious against Rammohan Mission High School, Tirthapati Institution rode on Souvik Chowdhury ton to win against Ratnakar North Point High School and an all-round Scottish Church took full points against Shree Jain Vidyalaya. Scottish Church batter Sourish Mabhai hit 101 to master a challenging runchase.
13th April 2022 Sinchan Rakshit ripped through St. Thomas Boys School Kidderpore batting lineup with six-wicket haul to power National High School to 8-wicket victory today in Mayor's Cup.
Sinchan took 6 wicketa leaking just 17 runs as National HS bundled out St. Thomas for 93 runs earlier and while chasing Soumyajit Mondal smashed 63 to finish it in 15 overs.
Indus Valley World School's a dominating victory over Ballygunge Govt High School was curved by Aishik Banerjee's whirlwind 72-ball 151. Aishik hit 9 sixes and 16 boundaries en route to his hundred while Ballygunge batter Shoubhick Nandan's fighting ton went in vain.
12th April 2022 Victor Upadhaya and Atandra Das hit unbeaten tons as Gymkhana routed Bani Niketan by 91 runs in NC Chatterjee Memorial T20 tournament today.
Batting first Gymkhana made a challenging 235/1, in reply to which Bani Niketan were restricted to 144/8.
In other matches Balak Sangha bowler Arnab Naskar picked up 5 wickets in order to win them a crucial game against South Subarban Club, Burpur beat YMCA (Chow Br.) riding on Niranjan Routh and Subhrajyoti Mishra fifties, a 38-ball 64 by Soumyadip Manna won the game for Young Bengal and Albert Sporting began with a win against Calcutta Rangers as Sourav Sil took 4 wickets.
12th April 2022 National High School steamrolled The Assembly of God Church School by 10 wickets courtesy to their bowlers who bundled their opponents for 55 runs in Mayor's Cup today.
Soumyajit Mondal bowled 5 maidens among his 8 overs and bagged 4 wickets leaking just 9 runs to floor opponents for a below par total which was later chased down in 8.1 overs.
Sourojit Mishra smashed 136 off 98 deliveries as South Point High school amassed 411/8 batting first and went on to beat Sri Ram Narayan Singh Memorial by a huge margin of 282 runs.
Ramrit hits 6 sixes in an over as Bengal Sporting post 353 in NC Memorial T20
11th April 2022 Ramrit Bhattacharya slammed six sixes off Satyajit Dutta as Bengal Sporting posted a mammoth 353/5 against Sarat Samity in NC Chatterjee T20 Memorial trophy while today.
Ramrit scored 37-ball 118 along with Rabi Rajak's 121 off 42 balls to power Bengal Sporting as they registered 218-run victory over Sarat Samity.
Shamik Banerjee stayed in unbeaten on 137 along Priyanshu Srivastava's 132 to craft a successful chase by 8 wickets against Kumartuli Institute in First Division Qualifier Championship. Kolkata Union defending 323 runs bundled out Md Sporting for 176 runs while Eastern Railway registered a huge 161-run victory over Wari.
Red-hot Sarif, fiery bowling help Aditya Academy humiliate Shree Jain Vidyalaya; Sundarban Adarsha batter Satyam hits unbeaten double ton
11th April 2022 Aditya Academy Sr. Secondary brushed aside Shree Jain Vidyalaya by 551 runs as their skipper Sarif Ahamed hit second ton in-a-row followed by Ayush Sahai six-for and Sundarban Adarsha Vidyamandir Satyam Patra led from the front with unbeaten 217 today in Mayor's cup.
Batting first Aditya Academy piled up 575/6 as their skipper Sarif slammed a whirlwind 84-ball 171 containing 7 sixes and 24 boundaries. Later Sahai 6 bagged leaking just 8 and Sourav Poddar picked up 3 to floor Shre Jain for a paltry 24 runs.
Sundarban Adarsha skipper Styam scored blistering 116-ball 217 containing 7 sixes and 31 boundaries to post a total of 366/5 and later bundled out Don Bosco for 84 runs.
11th April 2022 A disciplined bowling performance saw Bengal women’s team make it two wins in-a-row after defeating Mizoram by 39 runs in the second T20 practice game today in Birbhum.
Mizoram won the toss and put Bengal to bat first. Bengal were reduced to 19/2 in 3 overs while skipper Kashish Agarwal (20) and Ankita Barman (26) played gritty knocks to steady the ship and laid foundation for a fighting total.
Lower order batters Jhumpa Roy (13*) and Priyanka Sarkar (10*) added crucial runs to take Bengal to 108/7. Mizoram’s Sangsangi Ngurte took 2 wickets, highest for her team.
10th April 2022 Bengal Women's emerged victorious against Mizoram by 8 wickets in a practice T20 match played in Birbhum today.
Electing to bat first Mizoram made 119/5 in their quota of overs as Tarang Jha hit a crucial late 49 not out.
Sasthi Mondal starred in both departments for Bengal with 2 wickets in her kitty and later while chasing slammed 31-ball 45 crafted with 3 sixes and 4 boundaries.
10th April 2022 In a dominating batting display Eastern Railway Sports Association posted a mammoth 536 as Devendra Singh and Tanmoy Pramanik hit ton today in CAB Forst division qualifier championship.
In reply opponents Wari ended the day on 217/6 as Eastern Railway bowlers did a commendable job.
The match between Kumartuli Institute and Calcutta Police saw 4 centuries being scored in two days. Chasing a target of 352 runs Calcutta Police fought well scoring 293/2 thanks to their batters Sharnim Banerjee (107*) and Priyanshu Srivastava (132) centuries.
All-round Ali helps St. James continue winning momentum
10th April 2022 St. James School registered their second straight win the Mayor's cup by thrashing National James HS School by a margin of 241 runs courtesy to Ali Ahamed's match-winning all-round performance today.
St James's total of 340/8 was crafted by Ali's fluent 65 along with Uzair Ali Khan fifty batting first. Later Ali created trouble for opponents' batters with a five for 14 and bundled National James for a paltry 99 runs.
9th April 2022 An all-round Kalighat Club defeated Kidderpore Sporting in one day by 9 wickets courtesy Shreyansh Ghosh's all-round show today in CAB first division qualifier championship.
Bowling first Kalighat bolwers Shreyansh along with Pritam Chakraborty ran riot with 4 wickets apiece to bundle Kidderpore for 185. Shreyansh starred with the bat while chasing to stay unbeaten on 78 to guide Kalighat to victory.
9th April 2022 Aditya Academy Sr. Secondary begin their Mayor's Cup- CAB Inter School tournament campaign with a 69-run victory over Nava Nalanda High School riding on skipper Sarif Ali's unbeaten 104 today at Baranagar Sporting Club.
Electing to bat first Aditya Academy amassed 240/7 in their quota of overs and in reply Nava Nalanda were bundled out for 171 runs.
Manav Shaw removed two Nava Nalanda batters in his first two overs to hand Adutya Academy early advantage.
8th April 2022 BCCI General Manager and former India pacer Abey Kuruvilla today visited Eden Gardens during a sojourn to the city.
He visited Eden Gardens in company of CAB President Avishek Dalmiya and witnessed the inaugural game of the Mayor's Cup between St James and St Xavier's. He was felicitated by Mr Dalmiya.
Both of them enjoyed watching the budding cricketers give their best at the majestic Eden Gardens.
8th April 2022 CAB had organised a BCCI inspection of the Barasat facility with the aim of holding Board's Junior and Women's matches there in future.
BCCI General Manager Abey Kuruvilla inspected the facility along with CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
Mr Dalmiya and Mr Kuruvilla had detailed discussion during which it was proposed if the facility could be used for Junior and Women's cricket. Prima facie Kuruvilla was satisfied with what he saw.
8th April 2022 Mayor's Cup--CAB Inter School Invitational Cricket Tournament resumed today after a hiatus of two years with 32 better ranked teams, with CAB President assuring a bigger tournament once the pandemic lifted.
"We are happy that these young cricketers have returned to the ground after two years. You all know we could not risk holding the School Cricket Tournament as these young boys' health was at risk. This time we are holding the tournament with 32 teams that had performed well in the last edition. We are also happy to say that all the players are vaccinated. In future it will be a bigger tournament for sure with even more schools involved," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
8th April 2022 Chandrahas Dash slammed a fluent 132 not out to help St James School beat St. Xaviers Collegiate School by 130 runs in Mayor's Cup- CAB Inter School Invitational Cricket Tournament opener at Eden Gardens today.
The tournament got off to a grand start with CAB president Avishek Dalmiya, MIC Park and Gardens, Advertising, Sports and Car Parking, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Debasish Kumar, BCCI representative Abey Kuruvilla, CAB Jt. Secretary Debabrata Das, School Committee Chairman Sibabrata Dutta, Medical Committee Chairman Pradip Dey, Players' Benefit and Benevolent Committee Chairman Santanu Mitra, Observer Committee Chairman Amalendu Biswas and other members in the attendance.
8th April 2022 Punjab won by 55 runs against Bengal U25 to qualify for the knockouts of Col CK Nayudu trophy as Ankit Mishra's fiery six-for went in vain today at Delhi.
Resuming the day on 184/4 on the final day Punjab were bundled out for 233 as Ankit put Bengal in sight of victory with a target of 264 runs to win the tie.
8th April 2022 Aridaha Sporting defeated Greer by 94 runs as Priyam Chatterjee registered a match-winning six-for in CAB second division league today.
Ariadaha earlier posted 325/8 and bundled out their opponents for 231 runs.
Another six-wicket taker of the day was Sarit Dutta who helped YMCA (Chow. Br) emerge victorious against Mauri Sporting, Bata Sports beat Narkeldanga Sir Gooroodas Institute, Vijay Sports Club thrashed International Club by a margin on 151 runs as Suraj Sarkar's six-wicket haul went in vain.
7th April 2022 Punjab ended the third day of Col CK Nayudu trophy on 184/4 to take 214-run lead over Bengal U25 after Kazi Junaid Saifi & Co. conceded first innings lead earlier in the day.
Bengal resuming the day on 246/8 needed 67 runs to take first innings lead but were bundled out for 282 to fall short off 30 runs.
Punjab bowler Aryaman Dhali completed five-wicket haul leaking 84 runs.
Port Trust clinch narrow victory thanks to fiery Tribit spell
7th April 2022 Tribit Roy was the saviour of Calcutta Port Trust with a match-winning seven-for as they defeated opponents Sporting Union by a narrow margin of 4 runs in CAB First Division relegation match today.
For BNR Md Irfan slammed unbeaten 114 to win the game by 1 wicket against Dalhousie after a fine bowling performance by Narayan Rana while Tollygunge Agragami beat Netaji Subhash Institute by 6 wickets.
In second division league International Club lost 4 wickets quickly for 28 runs after bundling out Vijay Sports for 314 runs riding on Suraj Sarkar six-for, Calcutta Rangers made 389/8 as Irshad Rahim hit century, Calcutta Cricket Club amassed 401 while Bata restricted Narkeldanga Sir Gooroodas Institute to 195.
CAB open to hosting Coochbehar Trophy matches at Coochbehar in future once pandemic is over: CAB President
6th April 2022 CAB President Avishek Dalmiya today said that he was open to the idea of bringing Cooch Behar Trophy to the eponymous place as venue in addition to the existing venues in the future once the pandemic is over, to respect the legacy of the Cooch Behar Royal Family.
However, this year all the matches would be held in Kolkata because of restrictions imposed due to the pandemic.
He was present at the final of Inter District Women's Open T20 Championship played between Nadia and Hoogly at Cooch Behar.
"This place has a rich legacy of cricket. No one can forget the royal family's contribution to cricket here. Our purpose of visit is to develop a process that will ensure more players from districts and give them a platform to showcase their talents and flourish," CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said.
6th April 2022 Sudip Kumar Gharami continued his good form with the willow playing another crucial knock of 88 runs to take Bengal U25 to 246/8 at the end of the second day's play in Col CK Nayudu trophy today.
After resuming the day on 304/8 Punjab were bundled out for 312 as Sandipan Das took rest of the wickets in the morning session.
Put to bat Shakir Habib Gandhi got good start but failed to convert his innings into a bigger one as the left-handed batter was removed on 40 after Bengal lost Ankur Paul (9) early.
6th April 2022 Calcutta Customs bundled out YMCA (Coll. Br) for 184 runs after scoring 664/6 in the first innings to win the CAB First Division Qualifier Championship game by a huge margin of 480 runs today.
Customs bowler Sayed Irfan Aftab bagged 5 wickets after Uddipan Mukherjee and Abhishek Gupta centuries lifted them to a mammoth total earlier.
Ananda Bazar SC defended 428-run total thanks to Rohit Kumar six-for against Aikya Sammilani.
5th April 2022 Bengal U25 restricted Punjab to 304/8 at the end of the first day's play in Col CK Nayudu trophy today at Delhi.
Md Kaif was the highest wicket-taker among Bengal bowlers with 4 for 51. Kaif provided Bengal early breakthrough removing Viswa Pratap Singh for 4 while his second victim was set Punjab batter Anshul Chowdhury (40).
5th April 2022 NCC Inter Office Cricket League-cum-Knockout Tournament today kicked off to a rolicking start at Eden Gardens with CESC winning the opening tie against Ordnance Factory Dumdum.
Matches also simultaneously began at P&T ground.
Batters helped CESC take full points against Ordnance factory Dumdum in tournament opener today at Eden Gardens while Geological Survey thrashed Coal India by 9 wickets in the next one.
5th April 2022 Calcutta Customs excerted their domination over YMCA (Coll. Br) in both departments as they posted 664/6 batting first and later reduced opponents to 125/6 to end the second day of CAB first division qualifier championship with 540-run lead today.
Uddipan (153) and Abhishek Gupta (176) centuries helped Customs pile up a mammoth total. Parvej Alam of United Club and Rajasthan Club's Arjun Kumar starred with ball taking 6 and 5 wickets respectively to help their teams win.
United Club defeated Ballygunge United by 113 runs while Rajasthan registered a 84-run win over Indian Boys Athletic Club.
5th April 2022 Captain Titash Sadhu led from the front with a match-winning all-round performance to take Hooghly into the finals of Inter district Women's Open T20 tournament while Mita Paul was the star of the day for Nadia as they won against Howrah in another semifinals today.
Both the teams defeated their opponents by 8 runs.
Batting first Mita, skipper of Nadia made 21 as Nadia reached 68/6 in their quota of overs and later the Naida skipper starred with ball as well bagging 2 crucial wickets leaking just 16 runs. Opponents Howrah were restricted to 60/7.
CAB President promises more meets at the NCC-OSF Meet inauguration
5th April 2022 The NCC Inter Office Cricket League- cum-Knockout Tournament got off to a grand start at Eden Gardens today with CAB President Avishek Dalmiya promising more such initiatives in near future.
The meet was inaugurated in presence of Mr Avishek Dalmiya, Hony. Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Vice- President Naresh Ojha, Treasurer Debasish Ganguly, CAB chief curator Sujan Mukherjee at Eden Gardens today.
"All of you know how Covid has affected cricket over the last two and half years because of which we were forced to suspend several tournaments. But this year our sole effort has been to hold and complete as many tournaments as possible be it men's, women's or emerging players' at all group and division levels. Office Sports is one of the important tournaments for us and we understand it's importance for the players well beyond their playing career. So we are very happy to restart the tournament. I wish all the teams very best and look forward to competitive and attractive tournament," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya on the occasion.
5th April 2022 NCC Inter Office Cricket league and knockout tournament organised by the NCC and Office Sports Federation (W.B) will commence from tomorrow.
The Cricket Association of Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya, vice president Naresh Ojha, treasurer Debasish Ganguly and other committee members met with Office Sports Federation (W.B) Hony general secretary Pradip Kr Basu and hony treasurer Pranab Kr Bhattacharya to oversee all the preparations preparations ahead of the start of the tournament with 24 teams at Eden Gardens today.
Siliguri, Hooghly in Inter district Women's Open T20 semifinals
4th April 2022 Hooghly put up a disciplined bowling show to clinch a narrow 5-run victory against Burdwan while Siliguri won by the virtue of spin of coin after their match with Murshidabad was abandoned due to rain in CAB Inter district Women's Open T20 quarterfinals today.
Batting first Hooghly posted 90/7 in their quota of overs as Sansthita Biswas higehst-scored with a patient 28.
CAB frst division qualifier championship begin; two seven-fors in second division
4th April 2022 Uddipan Mukherjee (89) and Abhishek Gupta (66) played crucial roles with the bat as Calcutta Customs put up a challenging 351/4 at the end of the first day and Ballygunge United bowler Karan Singh bagged 5 wickets against United Club in CAB first division qualifier championship today.
In other first division matches Rajasthan Club riding on Mayukh Biswas 57 not out made 210/5 against Indian Boys Athletic, Aikya Sammilani restricted Ananda Bazar SC to 257/4.
Umesh Yadav's fiery from continued as the National Athletic bowler picked up 7 wickets against Aurora Athletic while SK Siddik of Gymkhana bagged as many wickets with White Border in CAB second division league.
3rd April 2022 Tithi Das put up an all-round show as Howrah defeated North 24 Pargana by 28 runs toda to enter CAB Inter district Women's Open T20 semifinals.
Electing to bat first Howrah amassed 121/6 in their quota of overs as Tithi slammed 46-ball 40 containing 3 boundaries and 1 six.
Later while bowling Tithi took 1 wicket while Priya Pandy continued her good form with the ball taking 3 to restrict opponents North 24 Pgs for 93/9.
Avijit's unbeaten ton helps Belgachia beat Sporting Union
3rd April 2022 Belgachia United batter Avijit Mondal played a match-winning 106 not out to successfully chase down 275-run target set by Sporting Union with 4 wickets in hand today in CAB first division league.
After bundling out opponents Calcutta Port Trust for 224 runs riding on Mitrakant Singh Yadav five-for Bhukailash Sporting with the help of Tathagath Singh (85) Saurabh Srivastav (51*) half-centuries won the match by 6 wickets.
2nd April 2022 CAB first division league saw one six-wicket haul and 3 five-wicket hauls being registered in 4 matches played today.
Belgachia United bowler Abhishek Sakuja picked up 6 wickets against Sporting Union to bundle them for 274 runs. Sporting batter Aishik Patil slammed a patient 182-ball 101.
BNR bowlers Anirban Gupta and Santanu Das bagged 5 wickets apiece as Netaji Subhas Institute could reach 190 while Bhukailash Sporting rode on Mitrakant Singh Yadav's five for to restrict Dalhousie to 247 all out. Bhukailash ended the day on 72/2.
Calcutta Customs reach first division group B&C league final; Calcutta University bowler Ananda takes 7 wickets
1st April 2022 Calcutta Customs reached CAB first division group B&C league after beating Eastern Railway Sports Association by 2 wickets today while Ananda Sharma of Calcutta University Institute picked up 7 wickets to skittle out Balak Sangha for 291 runs in CAB second division league.
Customs bundled out Eastern Railway by 274 runs in the first innings and later chased Shuvam Dey's patient 141-ball 82 crafted with 14 boundaries followed by Chirag Pathak's crucial half-century to enter the finals.
Sahapur Sporting take full points in one day after their opponents Friends Athletic could score only 54 runs as Sonu Mahato registered a 5-wicket haul.
1st April 2022 Ananda Sharma of Calcutta University Institute picked up 7 wickets to skittle out Balak Sangha for 291 runs Sahapur Sporting take full points in one day after their opponents Friends Athletic could score only 54 runs as Sonu Mahato registered a 5-wicket haul today in CAB second division league.
Batters shine for Ariadaha Sporting as they posted a mammoth 503 riding on Sayan Bhowmik (123) and Rohit Paul (136) centuries against High Court, Calcutta Ramgers set a 307-run target for WB Police Sports, Saurabh Jaiswal with a fluent 106 powered Taltala Institute to 393 and International Club posted 400-plus as the end of the first day's play thanks to Chandrahas Dash's unbeaten 151.
31st March 2022 Howrah secured a narrow victory by 6 runs against South 24 Pargana powered by Priya Pandy's match-winning four-for today in CAB Inter district Women's Open T20.
In other matches Dakshin Dinajpur defeated Uttar 24 Pargana by 4 runs, Susmita Saha with a fluent 56 not out helped Midnapore beat Chandernagore and Siliguri won by 8 wickets via VJD method against Cooch Behar.
31st March 2022 Bengal U25 team took full points against Tripura after beating them by 280 runs on the third day in Col CK Nayudu trophy today.
Ankit Mishra registered a 6-wicket haul to bundle Tripura for a paltry 142 runs in the second innings after Bengal declared on 320/5 earlier.
Resuming the day on 100/1 Sudip Gharami went on to smash 154-ball 104 and got crucial support from Agiv Pan (53*) to help Bengal post 320/5.
30th March 2022 Ami Kuila ripped through Aikya Sammilani batting lineup with 8 for 28 as Kalighat reached the finals of CAB first division group B&C league with a 9-wicket win today.
In another semifinals match Eastern Railway 238/7 against Calcutta Customs while in first division relegation games Dalhousie beat Netaji Subhas Institute by 236 runs thanks to Vishal Roy took 5 wickets, Belgachia rode on Wasif Ahamed six-for ti defeat Calcutta Port Trust and Bhukailash won against Sporting Union.
30th March 2022 North 24 Pargana thrashed South 24 Pgs by 9 wickets in a low scoring affair today in CAB Inter district Women's Open T20.
Put to bat first South 24 Pgs managed 73/8 in their quota of overs, which was later comfortably chased down by North in 10.3 overs losing just one wicket.
In another match Bristi Majhi highest scored for Howrah to chase down 87-run target set by Midnapore with 7 wickets in hand.
All-round Pradipta earns Bengal first innings lead
30th March 2022 Pradipta Prananik starred with the ball on the second day with a five-wikcet haul after slamming a crucial fifty earlier to help Bengal U25 take first innings lead against Tripura in Col CK Nayudu trophy today.
Resuming the day on 23 for no loss Tripura were bundled out for 158 runs chasing Bnegal's first innings total of 260 runs.
29th March 2022 Priyanka Bala slammed unbeaten ton as Nadia piled up a huge 229/1 against Birbhum and registered a 174-run victory in CAB Inter district Women's Open T20 today.
Along with Priyanka, Jhumia Khatun and Mita Paul hit fluent half-centuries while Birbhum were restricted to 55/4.
29th March 2022 Benlgachia United piled up 396/8 on the first day of CAB first division league's relegation matches powered by a fluent Sayan Mukherjee 159 while opponents Calcutta Port Trust bowler Ganpat Sharma took 6 wickets.
Another 6-wicket taker of the day was Dipanjan Mukherjee of Netaji Subhash Institute as they bundled Dalhousie Athletic Club for 342 runs and Tollygunge Agragami skittled out BNR for 332 thanks to Abhishek Krishna Srivastava five-for.
29th March 2022 All-rounder Pradipta Pramanik hit a crucial 53 as Bengal U25 posted 260 against Tripura in their second Col CK Nayudu trophy match at Delhi today.
Electing to bat first Bengal were reduced to 73/3 losing Shakir Habib Gandhi (14), Ankur Paul (45) and skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi (4) early.
28th March 2022 Skipper Priyanka Kurmi put up an all-round show with 3 wickets and unbeaten 37 with the bat yo power Siliguri to a 8-wicket win against Jalpaiguri while skipper Mita Paul and Iti Sarkar starred with the bat again for Nadia in CAB Inter district Women's Open T20 kicks today.
Mita scored 68 while Iti made 72 not out to power Nadia to a huge 189/1 in their quota of overs and later bundled opponents for 52 runs and Barsha Das four-for win it for Hooghly.
28th March 2022 Rajkumar Pal took 3 wickets as Mohun Bagan defeated Aryan Club by an innings and 102 runs to get back to winning ways in CAB first division league today.
Aryan were bundled out for 142 runs in the second innings. Bagan did well with the bat too putting up 357/9.
In another match Bhowanipore emerged victorious against Paikpara Sporting by 6 wickets.
27th March 2022 Birbhum, Howrah, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Nadia, North 24 Pargana, Burdwan and Hooghly emerged victorious on the opening day of CAB Inter district Women's Open T20 today.
Birbhum defeated Malda by 4 wickets powered by Preysee Pandey 51 and Prativa Rana, Priti Chowdhury starred with the bat to win it for Hooghly.
Nadia beat Murshidabad by 132 runs thanks to Mita Paul (44) and Iti Sarkar (30) opening stand. Mouli mondal took 3 wickets, highest for Nadia to bundle opponents for a paltry 42 runs.
Vikash takes 9 against George Telegraph; Prinann hits fourth ton for Bagan
27th March 2022 Vikash Singh ripped apart George Telegraph batting lineup with nine-wicket haul to help Police AC take 10 points from the match while Prinann Dutta's purple patch continued as the Mohun Bagan batter slammed fourth century to take first innings lead against Aryan Club today in CAB first division league match at Eden Gardens.
George were bundled out for a paltry 82 runs in the second innings as they Vikash made their batters' life miserable. The Police AC bowler took 9 wickets leaking just 39 runs as Police AC won by an innings and 34 runs.
26th March 2022 Mohun Bagan bowler Subham Sarkar registered a hattrick against Aryan at Eden Gardens while Aamir Gani bagged 5 wickets to hand Bhowanipore first innings lead on day one of CAB first division league today.
Mohun Bagan skittled out Aryan Club for 113 runs as Sumit Mohanta bagged 4 wickets while Subham took 2 wickets on the last two balls of the 52nd over by removing Aryan batters Rajarshi Mitra, Rajiv Kesari and sent back Priyank Bengani on the first ball his next over to complete his hatrick. Bagan ended the first day on 91/1.
Vikash Singh bagged 5 wickets to hand Police AC early advantage against George.
25th March 2022 The First Division Relegation round matches for the cricket season 2021-22 will start from March 29.
The teams to play the round are Bhukailash Sporting Club, Calcutta Port Trust Sports Club, Dalhousie Athletic Club, Tollygunge Agragami, Belgachia United Club, Sporting Union, BNR Recreation Club and Netaji Subhas Institute.
25th March 2022 Bengal U25 team took 3 points from their Col CK Nayudu opener against Jammu & Kashmir by the virtue of first innings lead after it resulted in a draw today at Delhi.
Bengal bowlers defending a mammoth first inning total of 512 runs bundled opponents J&K for 393 runs. Md kaif took 3 wickets, highest among Bengal bowlers while skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi and Ravi Kumar picked up 2 wickets apiece.
24th March 2022 Bengal U25 team reduced Jammu & Kashmir to 375/9 to lead by 137 runs at the end of the third day's play in Col CK Nayudu trophy mtach today at Delhi.
Defending a first innings total of 512 runs Md Kaif bagged 3 wickets while skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi took 2 to get Bengal closer to secure the first innings lead.
J&K skipper Subham Singh Pundiar smashed a gritty 121 off 258 balls.
24th March 2022 Kalighat Club thrashed Dakshin Kolkata Sansad by 207 runs thanks to Abhishek Mitra's fluent century and Aritra Chatterjee five-for today in CAB fiest division league.
Kalighat batting first amassed 461/5 as Abhishek made 129 while Writam Porel missed out on a well-deserved ton by 5 runs. Aritra ripped through DKS batting line up to bundle them for 254 as Tanay Bag's fighting 126 went in vain.
Gritty Sumanta earn Barisha 3 points; Sujit bags 7 wickets for Town
23rd March 2022 After being enforced follow-on and losing 3 quick wickets for just 39 runs in the second innings it was Barisha Sporting batter Sumanta Gupta who batted with grit and determination to not only score a match-saving 103 but also snatch 3 points against maidan giants East Bengal in CAB first division league today.
Chasing 282-run target set by EB in the first innings Barisha were bundled for 124 at first and later were reduced to 100/5 on the final day. Sumanta along with Sayan Kumar (63) salvaged a draw for Barisha while EB bowler Prabhat Maurya took 5 wickets.
Lower order shine with the bat as Bengal lead by 386 runs
23rd March 2022 Bengal U25 team posted 507 in the first innings powered by a solid batting show from their lower order batters followed by steady bowling performance to reduce opponents Jammu & Kashmir to 121/3 and end the second day of Col CK Nayudu trophy opener with 386-run lead today at Delhi.
Resuming the day on 331/4 Bengal lost their skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi on 64, all-rounder Pradipta Pramanik in the first over of the day and youngster Abhishek Porel (45) going back just 9 balls later made things worse.
Raman, Koushik hit tons as Bhowanipore fightback against Bagan
22nd March 2022 Abhishek Raman and Koushik Ghosh starred with the bat hitting centuries to lead Bhowanipore's fightback after opponents Mohun Bagan posted a huge 545/8 in CAB first division league today.
Bagan resuming the day on 331/6 rode on Arnab Nandi's unbeaten 131 to reach 500-plus total. Bhowanipore on the other hand riding on Raman, Koushik tons ended the day on 282/2.
George Telegraph posted 391 thanks to Anupam Toppo (128) and Deganta Neogi (141) tons and in reply Aryan lost 6 wickets for 148 runs. Earlier Aryan bowler Rajarshi Mitra bagged 5 wickets.
22nd March 2022 Powered by Sudip Gharami's fluent century and blistering fifties from Ankur Paul, skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi Bengal U25 posted a mammoth 331/4 against Jammu & Kashmir at the end of first day's play in Col CK Nayudu trophy opener today at Delhi.
Put to bat first Bengal suffered early setback losing youngster Shakir Habib Gandhi in the fourth over. However a 163-run second wicket stand between Sudip and Ankur not only steadied Bengal batting but also laid the foundation for a big score.
Town Club in driver's seat thanks to Geet five-for
21st March 2022 Geet Puri ripped through Shambazar Club batting lineup with a five-for to help Town Club take first innings lead at the end of the first day's play in CAB first division league today.
Town bundled Shambazar for 116 runs at first and later scored 118/5 at the end of the day's play.
Experienced Bagan batter Prinann Dutta continued good form with the bat slamming a fine century today against Bhowanipore to take his team to 331/6 on day one while their arch-rivals East Bengal managed tp score 230/6 against
In another group A match George Telegraph batters Anupam Toppo (128) and Diganta Neogi (133*) hit ton to pile up 328/2.
Shibpur Institute become CAB second division one day champion
20th March 2022 Shibpur Institute defeated Calcutta Cricket Club by 21 runs in a high-voltage final to become CAB second division one day tournament champion today at Eden Gardens.
Shibpur elected to bat first after winning the toss and amassed a fighting 300/8. While chasing Calcutta Cricket Club were restricted to 279/9 as Sudeep Bhatter's fighting 86 went in vain.
Calcutta CC got off to a good start while chasing with skipper Aadit Osatwal scoring a fluent 43 before being removed by Raja Yadav.
Sudeep during his gritty knock was involved in three crucial partnerships till Anup Barik caught him off Mithun Dutta.
20th March 2022 Md Khader five-for powered Calcutta Police to victory in one day against Kidderpore Sporting while IABC posted 348/9 against Kalighat Club riding on Parmit Singh's 143 in CAB first division league today.
After bundling Kidderpore for 139 runs IABC chased it down with 9 wickets in hand as Priyanshu Srivastava stayed unbeaten on 88. Calcutta Port Trust bowler Tibrit Roy took 5 for 39 as they ended the day on 107/4 chasing 186-run target set by YMCA (Coll Br), United Club amassed 385/8 against Sporting Union on day one and Ballygunge United skittled out Bhukailash for 212 runs.
19th March 2022 Veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami today emerged as the second women cricketer to play 200 ODI matches.
In the process, she joined her teammate Mithali Raj in the elite list. The match against Australia marked the 200th ODI in the career of Jhulan that began in 2002 against England in Chennai.
Hooghly win inter district senior one day tournament
17th March 2022 Skipper Arnab Nandi's all-round show powered Hooghly DSA to become CAB inter district senior one day tournament by defeating Nadia in the finals today at Eden Gardens.
Arnab slammed unbeaten fifty while batying first to take Hooghly to a challenging 253/7 in their quota of overs and starred with the ball too bagging 3 wickets later.
While chasing Nadia lost experienced opener Arnab Sikdar early. Soumyajit Roy (33) and Suprodip Debnath (41) did well to steady the ship.
17th March 2022 Cricket's wonder woman Jhulan Goswami today set a history defining milestone becoming the first lady cricketer to pick 250 wickets in the 50 overs version of the game.
Hailing the achievement
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said, "Jhulan is not only Bengal's pride, she is perhaps the best ambassador for woman's cricket globally. Her success and records she has broken or set, in a career spanning two decades, speaks for her abundant talent.
16th March 2022 Jharkhand entered quarterfinals of Ranji trophy by the virtue of first innings lead as their pre-quarterfinal encounter with Nagaland resulted in a draw at the end of the final day at Eden Gardens today.
Jharkhand maanged to score 880 in the first innings and after bundling their opponents for 289 runs on the fourth day Saurabh Tiwary's men chose to bat again.
16th March 2022 Rajasthan Club registered a thumping 110-run victory all thanks to Abhishek Tamang who bagged 6 wickets for 68 runs in CAB first division league today.
Defending a total of 319 runs Rajasthan bundled opponents Calcutta Customs for 209 runs.
Tollygunge Agragami batter Abhishek Krishna Srivastava's gritty ton went in vain as they lost to Kolkata Union chasing a 400-plus target, Anadabazar Sc won thanks to Surojit Yadav half-century, Vikas' unbeaten century powered Md Sporting to victory and Dalhousie Club, Aikya Sammilani registered comfortable victories.
Jharkhand take first innings lead to virtually seal quarterfinals spot
15th March 2022 An all-round Jharkhand team virtually qualified fpr the quarterfinals of the Ranji trophy after taking lead in the first innings and emding the fourth day with 723-run lead against Nagaland today in pre-quarterfinal match at Eden Gardens.
After posting a mammoth 880 in the first innings Jharkhand bowlers did well to bundle Nagaland for 289 runs in the first. Batting again in the Second innings Jharkhand ended the day on 132/2.
15th March 2022 Aikya Sammilani posted a challenging 409/7 against Kumartuli Institute thanks to Jayveer's fluent 145 while Md Sporting bowler Saumya Pakray registered 5-wicket haul in CAB first division league today.
Kumartuli bowler Sandeep Chauhan starred with the ball bagging 5 wickets. Dalhousie amassed 345/8 riding on Abhinav Sharan (82) half-century against Wari, Kolkata Union piled on 417/9 to throw tough challenge towards Tollygunge Agragami.
BR Subhradeep was the highest scorer for Kolkata Union with 151-ball 95. Rajasthan Club batters did a decent job by posting 319/7 against Calcutta Customs and Anandabazar SC bundled BNR for 217.
14th March 2022 In a dominating display Ankit Sharma starred for Barisha Sporting with the ball to bag 7 wickets in the second innings to overcome Shambazar by 34 runs after conceding first innings lead in CAB first division league today.
Ankit took total 11 wickets in the match to bundle opponents for 173 runs in the second innings to single-handedly earn 10 points for Barisha.
In another match Tapan Memorial kept things tight for maidan giants East Bengal to take 7 points from a drawn match thanks to first innings lead.
14th March 2022 Inching closer to the quarterfinals spot Jharkhand batters have already done their part by posting the highest first innings score in first-class cricket at Eden Gardens with 880 runs and later bolwers reduced Nagaland to 130/4 to end the third day with 750-run lead in Ranji trophy pre-quarterfinal today.
Shahbaz Nadeem showing off his batting skills slammed 177 while Jharkhand tailender Rahul Shukla did a commendable job by remaining not out on 85.
Put to bat Nagaland lost 4 wickets in the 58 overs played today with S Munde was highest scorer with 96-ball 39 among the top order batters.
Tapan Memorial in driver's seat against EB; Bantra batter Arnab hits unbeaten double ton
13th March 2022 Tapan Memorial will aim to secure crucial first innings lead after on an eventful CAB first division match day they reduced East Bengal to 197/5 defending a 397-run total today.
Gaurav Chauhan slammed unbeaten 108 to take Tapan to 397/7 in the first innings while EB bowler Sandipan took 4 wickets.
Another group A match of the day saw Shambazar take 1-run first innings lead against Barisha. Barisha bowler Aniket Mishra took 4 wickets, highest for his team.
13th March 2022 Jharkhand led by 17-year-old Kumar Kushagra double ton and Shabaz Nadeem's fluent 123 not out buried Nagland under pile of runs by posting a mammoth 769/9 on the second day of Ranji trophy pre-quarterfinal match at Eden Gardens.
Resuming the day on 112 the Jharkhand youngster added 128 runs and 166 runs with Anukul Roy (59) and Shahbaz Nadeem to keep the plate group toppers' bowlers at the bay.
Later Kushagra's audacious innings came to an end while trying to hit big off Khrievisto while experienced all-rounder Nadeem went on to take Jharkhand over 700-run mark.
Shakir shines as Tapan Memorial dominant against EB
12th March 2022 Bengal wicket-keeper batsman Shakir Habib Gandhi made a gritty 265-ball 82 to power Tapan Memorial to 232 losing just 3 wickets against East Bengal at the end of the first day's play in CAB first division league today.
Tapan openers Shakir and Kuldeep Devatwal stood for 272 balls adding 86 runs as EB bowlers failed to make much impact. Sandipan took 2 wickets, highest for EB.
In another group A match Shambazar lost two wickets for 56 runs after bundling Barisha Sporting for 227 runs thanks to Toufiq's 3 for 45.
Virat, Kushagra shine with bat as Jharkhand post 400-plus on day one
12th March 2022 Virat Singh and Kumar Kushagra hit tons to keep Nagaland bowlers at the bay on the first day of the only Ranji trophy pre-quarterfinal match to post 402/5 at Eden Gardens today.
Nagaland playing an Elite side for the first time elected to field after winning the toss and did well to reduce Jharkhand to 64/2 in 15 overs.
Kumar Suraj with a 91-ball 66 steadied the ship and laid foundation for a big total while Jharkhand skipper Saurabh Tiwary was removed by R Jonathan on 29.
10th March 2022 Police AC in a dominating display powered by Kaushik Maity six-for and Kaushik Giri half-century took 6 points against Mohun Bagan by the virtue of first innings lead after the match was drawn while Paikpara Sporting thrashed George Telegraph by an innings and 178 runs to bag full 10 points in CAB first division league today.
Paikpara bowler Souvick Ghosh was at his best bagging five-wicket hauls in both innings to bundle opponents George for 113 and 143 runs.
Bhowanipore Club despite posting a mammoth 437/7 in the first innings failed to bundle Aryan in the second innings as the the match resulted in a draw. Bhowanipore got 8 points from the game while Aryan took 2.
Kaushik bags six as Police AC take lead against Mohun Bagan
9th March 2022 Kaushik Maity helped Police AC take crucial first innings lead against Mohun Bagan by taking 6 wickets to bundle their opponents for 275 defending 293 in CAB first division league today.
Abhimanyu Easwaran scored 72 for Bagan and Police AC ended the day on 23 for no loss.
Bhowanipore declared on 437/7 and in reply Aryan lost 4 wickets for 106 runs. Abhishek Bose fought a lone battle to stay unbeaten on 61 while Paikpara piled on 434/7 against George Telegraph thanks to Sonu Naubagh (145) century.
Koushik, Raman hit tons as Bhowanipore pile on runs against Aryan
8th March 2022 Bhowanipore amassed 310 losing just one wicket as top order batters Koushik Ghosh and Abhsihek Raman kept opponents bowlers at the bay to hit unbeaten centuries today in CAB first division league match at BCA Kalyani.
Despite losing opener Abhishek Das in the first ball of the innings the duo batted with confidence to stich 310-run partnership while Aryan bowling attack remained toothless.
Koushik stayed unbeaten on 147 crafted with 25 boundaries and Raman scored 203-ball 153 not out.
Maidan giants Mohun Bagan ended the first day on 25 for no loss after bundling out Police AC in the first innings for 293 runs.
Biswajit guides Dakshin Kalikata Samsad to victory
7th March 2022 Biswajit Bhuiyan's gritty 162 guided Dakshin Kalikata Samsad to a 6-wicket victory against Calcutta Port Trust chasing a 347-run target today in CAB first division league.
IABC won against Bhukailash Sporting thanks to Arnab Ghosh five-for, Raju Halder took 4 wickets as Eastern Railway Sports Association defeated United Club. ER batter Somen Chakraborty's fighting ton went in vain.
6th March 2022 Bengal maintained their winning momentum to make it three wins in a row in Ranji trophy thanks to their bowlers who worked hard on a final day wicket that was not offering much to bundle Chandigarh and win the match by 152 runs today.
Chasing a 413-run target to win in the second innings Chandigarh already lost two batters on the third day for 14 runs and they were bundled out for 206 runs at the end of the final day to top the Elite group B table with 18 points.
6th March 2022 East Bengal and Barisha Sporting matches in CAB first division resulted in draw as both teams took 7 points by the virtue of taking the first innings lead.
Aditya Varma (85*) and Subhankar Bal (58*) took EB to 377/3 in reply to Town Club 's first innings score of 273 runs and Barisha bundled Tapan Memorial for 192 runs to take lead.
In group B&C matches Kalighat Club won in one day thanks to Aritra Chatterjee's four-for while in other matches Ravi Singh hit 120 to inspire Calcutta Port Trust to 346, Rahul Sen highest scored for Monohar Pukur Milan Samity by smashing 111.
Rajasthan Club Budding Women's T-20 Challenger Cup 2021 won by team Maa Saroda
5th March 2022 Team Maa Saroda put up an all-round show to beat team Sister Nivedita by 7 wickets in the final of Rajasthan Club Budding Women's T-20 Challenger Cup 2021 today at Rajasthan Club Ground.
Cricket Association of Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya, Medical committee chairman Pradip Kr Dey, Women's National selector Mithu Mukherjee, Women's cricket committee chairman Shyama Dey (Shaw), member Purnima Chowdhury, Women's Selection Committee chairman Chandana Mukherjee, members Keya Ray, Sujata Sinha and Soumya Chakraborty, Hony. Secretary, MMTSBWCC were present during the final match followed by prize distribution ceremony.
5th March 2022 With a huge 399-run lead and two early wickets in the last hour of the today's play Bengal will be looking up to their bolwers to finish the job and seal a spot in the Ranji trophy knockouts tomorrow.
Chasing a target of 413 runs Chandigarh were reduced to 14/2 quickly as Mukesh Kumar and Ishan Porel picked up 1 wicket apiece.
At the end of the third day's play highest scorer for Bengal against Chandigarh Anustup Majumder said: "The best is yet to come. Yes we have got a big total on the biard in this match but we have not been able to be consistent with the bat. It always feels good to score runs for Bengal."
"Wicket is slow now, bowlers will have to work hard to dismiss. We have faith in iur bowlers, they have won us last two matches, kept us in the hunt. Even though there won't be much help for them but we are confident our bowlers will get rest of the wickets tomorrow to win this tie," he added.
5th March 2022 Ayush Pandey and Priyank Patel tons helped Barisha Sporting post a fighting 340-run total on the board against Tapan Memorial while East Bengal bowler Rohit Kumar bagged six-for today in CAB first division league match.
Resuming the day on 210/4 Ayush hit a fluent 113 after Priyank went back scoring 111 while out to bat Tapan Memorial lost 5 wickets for 130 runs in 31 overs.
4th March 2022 Bengal posted 437 runs in their first innings and reduced opponents Chandigarh to 133/6 at the end of the second day's play to stay on the driving seat with a lead of 304 runs in their final group league Ranji trophy match today.
Resuming the day on 329/6 Sayan Sekhar Mondal put up a defiant show with unbeaten 97 to stich two crucial partnerships for Bengal.
Bengal all-rounder Sayan who went on to shine with the ball later in the day said: "Feeling wonderful to get back for Bengal, very happy to contribute for my team and we are focused to win. Initially today the ball was moving and Manoj da (Tiwary) guided me throughout. He asked me to be patient, take my time to get set on the wicket and runs will come. Not thinking much about the missed opportunity (missing out on well-deserved century), happy to contribute for Bengal."
Suman bags 6 as Calcutta customs thrash Md Sporting by 249 runs
4th March 2022 Calcuta Customs steamrolled Md Sporting in CAB first division league group B&C matches by 249 runs as Suman Das made opponents batters’ life miserable with 6 for 34 today.
Customs batting first posted a mammoth 405/6 riding on Prasanth Bhandari’S well-made 86 and in reply Md Sporting were bundled out for a paltry 156 runs. In the two group A matches started today Priyank Patel’s unbeaten ton took Barisha Sporting to 210/4 at the end of the day against Tapan Memorial and East Bengal restricted Town Club to 186/5 riding on Rohit Kumar four-for. Ompal Boken highest scored for Town Club by smashing a 119-ball 96.
Easwaran, Anustup shine as Bengal post 329 on day one
3rd March 2022 Skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran led from the front with a fluent century while experienced campaigner Anustup Majumder missed out on a well-deserved hundred as Bengal put up a dominating show batting first to post 329/6 at the end of the first day's play in Ranji trophy against Chandigarh today.
Put to bat first Easwaran and Anustup added 193 runs off the third wicket after Bengal were reduced to 42/2 in 16 overs to set the foundation for a big score. Easwaran went back after scoring a fine 172-ball 114 while Anustup's gritty innings came to an end on 95.
Bengal skipper said: "It feels good to score 300-plus runs on the first day, it gives us the advantage, let's us control the game more. We did a pretty decent job while batting today, losing a couple of wickets less would've made things even better. How Anustup Majumder played today was very important for us, we stitched a good partnership. Manoj Tiwary and Sayan Sekhar Mondal made a crucial partnership that gotten us closer to the total we expected. It was a decent day for us."
3rd March 2022 Police AC thrashed Aryan Club by 10 wickets to take 10 points home while Mohun Bagan, Bhawanipore Club got 7 points each after winning their respective matches in CAB first division league today.
Arka Sarkar who smashed a fluent half-century with the bat have bagged 4 wickets in the second innings was adjudged player of the match for Bhawanipore who took first innings lead against George Telegraph.
Match between Mohun Bagan and Paikpara Sporting was also ended in draw. Experienced Rajkumar Pal picked up 5 wickets for Bagan today.
2nd March 2022 An upbeat Bengal side inspired by two back-to-back victories in Ranji trophy will take on Chandigarh in their final group stage match in order to seal a place in the knockouts with a victory starting from tomorrow at Cuttack.
Bengal have shown a lot of character, bowling attack powered by their pacers Ishan Porel, Akash Deep and Mukesh Kumar have kept Abhimanyu Easwaran's men dominant at crucial times while all-rounder Shahbaz Ahamad, youngster Abhishek Porel gave Bengal edge with extraordinary performances.
2nd March 2022 Abhishek Shakuja of Belgachia United ran riot through opponents Monohar Pukur Milan Samity by taking 7 wickets leaking 68 runs to win the CAB first division league match by 131 runs today.
Police AC bowlers Vikas Singh bagged 6 against Aryan Club to bundle them for a paltry 114 in the first innings and enforced follow-on leaving them reeling on 31/2 in the second innings.
Police AC posted 270 batting first and Vikas starred with the ball while defending the total taking 6 for 33. Agniv Pan handed Bhowanipore much-needed first innings lead with an unbeaten ton by powering them to 368/5d against George Telegraph.
Bagan dominant thanks to Prinann ton; YMCA post 400-plus riding on two centuries
1st March 2022 Maidan giant Mohun Bagan's decision to bat first after winning the toss worked out perfectly as they posted 213 losing just 3 wickets powered by unbeaten Prinann Dutta ton against Paikpara Sporting today in CAB first division league match at BCA Kalyani.
YMCA (Coll Br) buried IABC under pile of runs thanks to Ankit Dabas (158) and Rahul (114) centuries by amassing 404 all out in their innings while Kalighat ended the day on 64/1 after wrapping up Calcutta Pirt Trust for 222.
Other notable performances of the day were Bhawanipore bowler Prayas Roy Burman bagging 5-wicket haul against George Telegraph to bundle them 198 runs, Taha Ali carrying on his good form with the bat by smashing a fluent 141-ball 101 for Ballygunge United while opponents Dakshin Kolkata Samsad bolwer Aditya Sharma picked up 4 wickets.
27th February 2022 Bengal beat Hyderabad by 72 runs to pick up their second straight win in the Ranji Trophy today.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya congratulating the team on their back-to-back wins in Ranji Trophy first against Baroda and now Hyderabad said: "To win is always good, but to win in such dominant fashion is special. I would like to pat the boys for their steely jawed determination especially the way the fast bowlers have been doing their jobs. I also congratulate the entire coaching unit for instilling this belief and winning mentality in the boys."
CAB Hony Secretary Snehasish Ganguly lauding the Bengal team for their second straight victory said: "The team won convincingly and with enough daylight left. I urge the team to keep the winning momentum. It's a habit they should imbibe. I take this opportunity to congratulate the entire Bengal team, Arun Lal, Sourashis Lahiri and the support staff for their incisive planning and implementation of their strategy. They should continue to treat each match by merit.
26th February 2022 After gritty show from the batters Bengal pacers did a fine job to take 3 wickets in quick succession to end the third day in dominating position with 222-run lead in Ranji trophy today at Cuttack.
Bengal's second innings total of 201 runs was crafted by Shahbaz Ahamad's fine half-century and patient knocks from Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (41) and Anustup Majumder (42).
Put to bat again Hyderabad batters looked helpless in front of Bengal pace attack as Ishan Porel, Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep picked up 1 wicket each to leave their opponents reeling on 16/3 as the match approaches final day tomorrow.
26th February 2022 Tapan Memorial and Barisha Sporting got 7 points from their CAB first division league matches by the virtue of first innings lead againstand Shambazar and Town Club respectively after both matches resulted in draw at the end of final day's play.
Kuldeep Dewatwal hit unbeaten 105 to help Tapan declare on 243/9 chasing 237 earlier posted by Shambazar. Rohit Deivedi bagged 5 wickets for Shambazar.
25th February 2022 Bengal took a crucial 37 first innings lead against Hyderabad bowling them out for 205 after scoring 242 in their first essay at Barabati stadium today.
Bengal’s total was propped up by a 76 run sixth wicket partnership after the top order flattered to deceive yet again. Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (33), Sayan Sekhar Mondal (34) and Anustup Majumdar (29) all got starts but could not convert them into big scores.
It was left to Shahbaz and Abhishek Porel to do the clean-up act yet again. Shahbaz scored a fine 40 ably supporting the inform Abhishek Porel who was bowled by Ravi Teja for 73. By then Bengal had reached a position of relative safety.
Bengal in driver's seat thanks to Abhishek, Mukesh
24th February 2022 Abhishek Porel continuing superb form in the tournament scored his second Ranji trophy half-century to take Bengal to 242 while pacer Mukesh Kumar took two quick wickets in 9 overs Baroda batted today.
Put to bat Hyderabad lost Akshat Reddy, Tilak Verma before they could open their accounts as Mukesh breathed fire to reduce opponents to 15/2 as Bengal lead by 227 runs.
Youngster Abhishek said: "I tried to stay positive, played with positive intent and tried to perform what I have practiced so far. Disappointed to not make it bigger for my team, miscued the delivery. There was no extra pressure. I was confident, in the last match also have done the same job while coming to bat late."
24th February 2022 Tapan Memorial spinner Ramesh Prasad and Town Club bolwer Soumyadip Mondal were at their best with the ball as both of them registered five-wicket haul in their respective games in CAB first division league (group A) today.
Experienced spinner Ramesh helped Tapan Memorial bundle Shambazar for 237 runs at the end of the first day's play.
Ramesh removed both Shambazar openers Manu (22) and Toufik (33) after they put up a 48-run opening stand. Ramesh finished with a figure of 5-71.
23rd February 2022 Confident from their fightback against Baroda, Bengal will be eager to continue their winning momentum when they take on Hyderabad in their next Ranji trophy game starting from tomorrow at Cuttack.
Bengal have shown great character aa they bounced back to chase 349 after being bundled out for 88 runs in the first innings while Hyderabad defeated Chandigarh by 217 runs.
Bengal head coach Arun Lal's said on the eve of the match: "I have told them it was a terrific victory, great character, great fighting spirit in the last match but it's gone, now we need to focus on the next game. We have to take it day by day, hour by hour so that we can play our best cricket and focus. There's no option to get carried away with one win. We nade the last match difficult for ourselves but did exceedingly well to out of it. Let's focus on the fact that we have a long way to go."
Md Sporting become inaugural Bengal Women's T20 Blast champion
23rd February 2022 Md Sporting riding a purple patch in the tournament won the inaugural Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast defeating Rajsthan Club by 7 wickets at BCA Kalyani today.
Batting first Rajasthan could only put up 94 runs on the board in front of some disciplined pace and spin bowling from Md Sporting who later chased down the runs losing 3 wickets and enough overs to spare.
To make it more memorable CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Treasurer Debasish Ganguly, Jt Secy Debabrata Das, VC, Kalyani University Manas Kr Sanyal and other committee members were present for the closing ceremony of the 17-day long tournament.
YMCA's Akhilesh, United bowler Parvej register 6-wickets hauls; CU bowler Ananda Sharma takes 7 wickets in second division
23rd February 2022 YMCA (Coll Br) and United Club emerged victorious in their respective CAB first division group B&C matches thanks to their bowlers Akhilesh Yadav and Parvej Alam who registered six-wicket hauls in their respective matches.
YMCA bundled out Dakshin Kalikata Samsad for 370 runs as Akhilesh ran riot with six for 82 and Ankit Dabas hit a match-winning century while chasing to win the match by 3 wickets.
Defending a total of 452 runs Parvej played a pivotal role to all out Belgachia United for 366 runs. Belgachia batter Ajmer Singh' fighting ton went in vain.
22nd February 2022 Mohun Bagan in a dominating display thrashed George Telegraph by one innings and 12 runs to take 10 points from CAB first division league today while Paikpara, Police AC got 7 points each from their respective matches which resulted in draw.
Sayan Ghosh bagged 4 wickets to restrict George to 151/9 in the second innings. Aryan batter Ashray Jha's fighting 126 not out went in vain as Shiva Singh starred with a five-wicket haul for Paikpara.
Skipper Dhara helps Rajasthan Club join Md Sporting in final
22nd February 2022 In the highest scoring match of the inaugural Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast Rajsthan Club chased down 176-run target set by East Bengal riding on captain Dhara Gujjar's match-winning knock to reach the finals along with Md Sporting who also sealed a spot beating Town Club today.
Earlier East Bengal openers Rumeli Dhar and Tithi Das kept Rajsthan bowlers at the bay to score 175 for no loss in their quota of overs.
Prinann, Aditya tons help Bagan take first innings lead
21st February 2022 Prinann Dutta and Aditya Patel kept George Telegraph bowlers at the bay smashing centuries on the second day of CAB first division league match to give Mohun Bagan a much-needed first innings lead today.
Prinann made 141 and Aditya scored 135 as Bagan declared on 397/6 after bundling their opponents for 234 runs in the first innings.
21st February 2022 Susmita Ganguly put up an all-round show as Md Sporting registered a 5-wicket victory against Rajasthan Club in their last Byju's Women's T20 Blast group stage match today at BCA Kalyani to finish on top of the table.
East Bengal are placed at second with 24 points- 8 behind table toppers while Rajasthan Club and Town Club are third and fourth respectively with 20 points. These four teams have qualified for the knockouts.
20th February 2022 India completed 3-0 T20 series cleansweep against West Indies after Indian pacers and a clinical Suryakumar Yadav won the last game by 17 runs at Eden Gardens today.
West Indies top order, chasing a target of 186 runs seemed clueless in front of Indian pacers as they were reduced to 100/6 in 11.5 overs.
Nicholas Pooran who has been really consistent with his bat has proved his worth in the WI side with a 41-ball 61 while Romario Sheperd (29) shown his all-round skills with 3 sixes and one boundary.
Satyaki takes six as Customs crush Netaji Subhas Institute
20th February 2022 Calcutta Customs steamrolled Netaji Subhas Institute by 144 runs as Satyaki Dutta ran riot with a six-wicket haul while Md Sporting lost against ABP Sports Club in CAB first division league openers today.
Batting first Customs posted a decent 206 and in reply NS Institute was skittled out for 62 runs as Satyaki finished with a extraordinary figure 6-22. In another match Md Sporting chasing a mammoth target of 407 runs was restricted to 286/4 at the end of the day as ABP SC won by higher run rate.
Mohun Bagan playing their first match of the tournament lost an early wicket to finish the day on 11/1 after bundling out George Telegraph for 234 runs. Amit Oz was the highest scorer for George while Sayan Ghosh and Subham Kumar picked up 3 wickets apiece for Bagan.
20th February 2022 In a mother of turnarounds, Bengal lifted itself out of the ignominious wormhole, of being bowled out for 88 in the first essay, to chase down 350 in the second with enough daylight on the shores of Mahanadi against Baroda in their opening league tie of the Raji Trophy.
Having inherited a deficit of 88 runs from the first innings, Bengal needed to chase 350 runs after Baroda were restricted to 255 in their second. Skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran showed determination upfront scoring a patient 79 even as Sudip Gharami and Writtick Chatterjee departed cheap. But in company of Anustup Majumdar (33) and then the latter in company of Manoj Tiwari (37) took Bengal to 176 for five.
All-round Sneha win it for Town Club against East Bengal
19th February 2022 Sneha Gupta starred in both departments as Town Club won by 5 wickets against East Bengal in a Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast match today at BCA Kalyani.
Chasing a target of 109 runs Town Club inspired by opener Sneha Gupta's fluent 41 and 3 wickets won the natch with 3 balls left to play.
Parna Das (28*) and Anamika Das (24) added crucial runs in the middle to guide Town towards victory after Sneha's departure. Earlier Sneha picked up 3 wickets for 20 runs.
19th February 2022 Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran was at his usual best by staying unbeaten on 79 at the end of the third day's play after bowlers provided a platform to fightback by bundling Baroda for 255 runs in Ranji trophy opener today at Cuttack.
Chasing a target of 349 runs to win Bengal got off to a good start with a 89-run opening stand between youngster Sudip Gharami and skipper Easwaran.
Bengal skipper lauded the efforts put in by the bowling unit: "I would like to appreciate the way our bowlers have bowled they are the ones who brought us back in the game. Our bowlers have been bowling for two days back-to-back and I think all of them have done commendable jobs. We know that we couldn't live up to our reputation in the first innings but we have worked hard, had belief and our bowlers have given us the chance to turn it around. It's now about good batting, if we can bat well in the first hour tomorrow we can chase it down and go for win."
19th February 2022 Ananda Bazar SC posted a mammoth 406/4 against Md Sporting at the end of the first day's play of CAB first division league match thanks to Dibyendu Chakraborty's unbeaten ton today.
In other matches Rajasthan Club bowler Swarnendu Ghosh and Metaji Subhas Institute's Akash Sengupta picked up 4 wickets apiece to to bundle BNR for 267 and Calcutta Customs for 206 in their respective matches.
Kumartuli Institute was inspired by Sourav Halder century as they ended on 378/7 against Dalhousie while Aikya Sammilani's score was 85/2 at the end of the day after bundling Tollygunge Agragami for 177.
18th February 2022 India beat West Indies by eight runs to win the second T20 match of the three match series at Eden Gardens today.
In the process India became only the second team with 100 T20 international wins.
With 186 for five on the board, India always looked the favourite. However, WI put on a good show only to finish at 178 for three. India thus sealed the series 2-0.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl. India exactly did not have a great start with Riston Chase and Sheldon Cottrell both bowling with discipline.
18th February 2022 Baroda bolwer Atit Seth bagged 5 wickets to earn advantage for his team against Bengal at the end of the second day's play in Ranji trophy today at Cuttack.
Bengal resuming the day on 24/1 having restricted Baroda to 181 all out in the first innings, were bundled out for 88 as Seth and Lukman Meriwala shared 8 wickets between them.
East Bengal take 10 points; Kolkata Union batter Sourav hits 185
18th February 2022 East Bengal completed their dominating victory over Shambazar by 8 wickets to take 10 points home from CAB first division league match while Tapan Memorial inspired by KD and Gaurav Chauhan tons drawn against Town Club.
After bundling Shambazar for 116 runs in the second innings EB ended the match on 32/2.
17th February 2022 Md Sporting inspired by skipper Mita Paul's fluent 42 defeated Aryan Club by 7 wickets to move to the top alongside East Bengal with 20 points in Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast today at BCA Kalyani.
Earlier Vanitha VR (38) and Prativa Rana (31*) took Aryan to 115/4 in their quota of overs.
17th February 2022 Bengal pace attack led by Ishan Porel reiterated their dominance by sharing total 9 wickets between them and bundle Baroda for 181 runs within the first day of Ranji trophy opener today at Cuttack.
Bengal batted for 13 overs and ended the day on 24/1 losing skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran early.
Ishan registered a four-wicket haul while Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep took 3 and 2 wickets respectively after Baroda opening pair put up a decent 42-run partnership to put up resistance till 14.1 over.
17th February 2022 Sandipan registered five-wicket haul as East Bengal ended the second day of their CAB first division league opener by reducing Shambazar to 94/9 in the second innings today.
Shambazar now have a lead of 9 runs, a wicket in hand and a whole day to survive while EB would want to wrap things up early with their full force. EB bowler Shreyan Chakraborty starred in the second innings too taking 3 wickets for 22 runs.
Tapan Memorial fought back with Gaurav Chauhan (82*) and KD (68*) half-centuries after Town Club posted a mammoth 430/9.
16th February 2022 CAB First and second Division tournament league resumed today after long hault due to Covid19 and Kalighat won their opener against YMCA (Coll Br) by 10 wickets thanks to Pritam Chakraborty's 6-wicket haul in group B&C matches while Shreyan Chakraborty bagged four-for for East Bengal in group A matches today.
Pritam bagged 6 for 26 to bundle YMCA for 67 runs which was easily chased down by Kalighat. East Bengal bundled Shambazar for 171 runs and ended the day on 81/3.
16th February 2022 India motored home reaching 162 for four with seven balls to spare against West Indies chasing 157 in the first of the three T20 ties at Eden Gardens today.
Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer batted intelligently after the visitors pulled the brakes on Indian innings with three quick wickets. The duo put on a partnership of 48 runs for the fifth wicket as they remained unbeaten on 34 (18 balls) and 24 (13 balls) respectively to see India home.
Earlier, India began on a blistering pace with Rohit Sharma sending the WI fielders on a leather hunt. Before blinking, he reached 40 off just 19 balls. Ishan Kishan made a fine 35 before being caught in the deep of Roston Chase. Virat Kohli flattered to deceive once again as he holed out to Pollard at long on for 17 off Fabian Allan.
Buoyant Bengal looking at winning start to Ranji campaign
16th February 2022 Bengal set to lock horns with Baroda in their Ranji trophy opener in an Elite Group B match tomorrow at Cuttack.
After missing the silverware by conceding the first innings lead to Baroda in the last edition of Ranji trophy which was in 2019-2020, Bengal under their young skipper Abhimanyu Easwaran will be poised to end the wait.
Bengal batting lineup has a decent blend of youngsters and experienced names in their ranks. Experienced campaigners Manoj Tiwary, Anustup Majumder, Sudip Chatterjee, Abhishek Kumar Raman being in the squad along with promising youngsters Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Abishek Porel, Sudip Kumar Gharami, Abishek Das, Kazi Junaid Saifi and Sakir Habib Gandhi ready to perform at the top level, Bengal are expected to give the opponent bowlers a tough time.
15th February 2022 Brimming with talent and infused with renewed vigour, Rohit Sharma’s Team India will look to begin their quest for the T20 World Cup some eight months away with this three-match home series against West Indies at the Eden Gardens here tomorrow.
Even in the absence of K L Rahul and Washington Sunder, India has a formidable side only if they can shake off the ghost of the last T20 World Cup when they were riddled by the opening puzzle, plagued by the middle-order muddle and all-rounder dichotomy.
14th February 2022 Aryan Club defeated Town Club in a fighting Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast match thanks to Sasthi Mondal who smashed 69 not out today at BCA Kalyani.
Earlier Town made 108/6 in their quota of overs while Sasthi put up a dominating show with the bat by smashing 69 off 71 balls containing 10 boundaries.
Jhumia Khatun bagged 2 wickets for Md Sporting. In another match Md Sporting won against Kalighat Club by 5 wickets.
14th February 2022 Hooghly defeated Howrah by 2 wickets while Nadia registered a thumping 72-run victory against Burdwan to qualify for the finals of CAB inter district one day tournament today.
Ayan Gupta (95) and Rajkumar Pal (74*) half-centuries powered Nadia to 275/7 batting first. Rajkumar played a blistering 38-ball 74 crafted with 6 boundaries and as many sixes while Tanmoy Pramanik added crucial 42 runs in the middle.
Rajkumar starred with the ball too bagging 2 wickets while Tanujit Acharjee picked up 4 wickets to bundle Burdwan for 203 runs and seal a spot in the finals.
Calcutta Cricket Club in CAB second division final
14th February 2022 Calcutta Cricket Club entered the finals of CAB second division one day tournament beating Taltala Institute by 4 wickets today.
After being reduced to 77/3 chasing a target of 275 runs Aranya Deb Sarkar mastered the chase with a fluent 115-ball 87 along with two crucial innings from Tirtha Roy (44) and Harsh Biyani (47*).
Earlier batting first Taltala Institute made 274/7 in their quota of overs thanks to wicket-keeper Rakesh Dutta's 70-ball 92 crafted with 6 sixes and 4 boundaries.
Vivek Singh and Sk Janishar Akhtar picked up 2 wickets for CC Club.
Burdwan, Nadia, Howrah, Hooghly in inter district one day semifinals
13th February 2022 Burdwan, Nadia, Howrah and Hooghly DSA made their way into the semifinals of CAB inter district senior one day tournament by winning their respective matches today.
Aamir Gani (5-16) and Pritam Chakraborty (4-17) ran riot through Uttar Dinajpur batting lineup to help Howrah win by 6 wickets after bundling their opponents for a paltry 76 runs.
Sonu Narayan starred with the bat by smashing a fluent 100 off 117 balls craftez with 10 boundaries and 1 six as Hooghly posted 300-plus total batting first against Cooch Behar.
Somuya Pakray (4-35) and Ronit Ghosh (3-57) shared 7 wickets between them to bundle Cooch Behar for 247 runs to earn Hooghly a spot in the semifinals.
13th February 2022 Town Club registered 7-wicket victory against East Bengal as Anamika Das scored a match-winning 45-ball 44 under pressure today in Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast at BCA Kalyani.
Batting first EB made 94/9, Town bolwers Sneha Gupta and Rupal Tewary bagged 2 wickets apiece. Skipper Rumeli Dhar highest scored for East Bengal with 29 off 28 balls.
Town chased the target with 7 balls left to play.
In another match of the day Ananya Halder inspired Rajsthan Club to a thumping 7-wicket win over Aryan Club.
12th February 2022 Md Sporting skipper Mita Paul continued her superb form to hand East Bengal their
first defeat in the Byju's Bengal Women's T20 blast today at BCA Kalyani.
EB scored 113/5 in their quota of overs. Bristi Majhi (22) and Ankita (22) added some useful runs while Mita opening the innings for Md Sporting stayed unbeaten till the end on 49 off 57 balls along with Srabani Paul (23) to finish the match with 5 balls left to play.
In another match of the day Town Club inspired by a fluent 42 by Sneha Gupta won against Kalighat Club by 7 wickets.
Shibpur Institute, Calcutta Cricket Club, Talatala and CC Bhowanipore in second division one day semifinals
12th February 2022 Shibpur Institute, Calcutta Cricket Club, Talatala Institute and CC Bhowanipore won their respective matches today to reach CAB second division one day semifinals.
Taltala rode on Paramjit Singh's all-round brilliance as he smashed a whirlwind 29-ball 54 not out and bagged 3 wickets while bowling, to defeat Bata Sports by a huge margin of 128 runs.
In another match, after posting 225/8 batting first Shibpur bowler Monomit Mitra registered a match-winning four-wicket haul against Ballygunge Sporting Association.
Monomit took 4 wickets for 39 to help Shibpur win by 29 runs.
11th February 2022 Mita Paul and Bidisha Dey picked up 3 wickets apiece to help Md Sporting defeat Aryan Club by 7 wickets and Kalighat Club emerged victorious against Rajasthan Club in Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast today at BCA Kalyani.
Put to bat first Aryan lost their skipper Vanita VR (5) early off Bidisha while Sasthi Mondal stedied the ship with a patient 27 off 48 deliveries.
Prativa Rana (28) and Jhumia Khatun (19) added some useful runs in the middle to take Aryan to 95/8.
10th February 2022 East Bengal continued their winning momentum to make it three victories in a row while Aryan Club registered their first victory in the Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast today at BCA Kalyani.
Ankita led a successful chase for East Bengal with 37-ball 45 along with Puja Rajak's in 27 not out against Rajasthan Club and win it by 5 wickets.
Earlier Rajasthan made 107/8 as Sanshita starred with the bat hitting a fluent 48 off 43 deliveries while EB bowler Shreyoshi Aich bagged 3 wickets.
Abhishek, Pranab help Ballygunge Sporting thrash Howrah Union
10th February 2022 Local cricket resumed as Ballygunge Sporting Association thrashed Howrah Union by 231 runs in CAB Second Division One day pre quarterfinal today.
Batting first Ballygunge Sporting posted a mammoth 306/6 in their quota of overs as Abhishek Mitra scored a fluent unbeaten century.
Ballygunge were even more ruthless while bowling as Howrah Union were bundled out for a paltry 75 as Pranab Prasad danced through their batting lineup with a five-for.
9th February 2022 Bristi Maji starred with the bat as East Bengal (Women's) defeated Kalighat Club (Women's) by 22 runs in Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast today at BCA Kalyani.
Put to bat first EB made 125/4 as Bristi made a fighting 41 off 50 balls crafted with 3 boundaries while Aparna Mondal (20) and Tithi Das (15*) added some crucial runs.
East Bengal bowlers put up a dominating show to take wickets in regular intervals and restrict opponents to 103/7 while Gouher Sultana's fighting 31 went in vain.
8th February 2022 Md Sporting defeated Rajasthan Club by 19 runs thanks to skipper Mita Paul's unbeaten 68 in Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast match today at BCA kalyani.
Put to bat first Md Sporting posted a challenging 132/3. Opening the innings gor Md Sporting Mita stayed unbeaten till the end while Priyanka Bala (22) and Titas Sadhu (25*) added some crucial runs.
EB, Aryan lock horns in Bengal Women's T20 Blast opener
6th February 2022 East Bengal and Aryan Club have locked horns many times before in the history of Bengal cricket. They will clash again tomorrow but it won't be just another match but a statement of advancement by Women's cricket in Bengal.
The inaugural edition of Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast presented by the Cricket Association of Bengal, powered by Fancode will kick off tomorrow at BCA Kalyani with this match.
The tournament will see 6 clubs crafted with 90 talented women cricketers from different age groups through players' draft process today at Eden Gardens earlier.
463 people donate blood on 94th Foundation Day of CAB
3rd February 2022 A total of 463 people donated blood on the occasion of the 94th Foundation Day at the Eden Gardens here today.
Talking about the day, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said: "Even 72 hrs back we were not sure whether we would be able organise the 94th Foundation Day. But then our respected Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opened the gates for sports and we were overjoyed. The office bearers put their heads together and all committee members also joined in. In the next day and half we worked on a war footing to organise the blood donation camp and also organised a small programme for the members. To have almost 500 people coming and donating blood on such a short notice shows their love for CAB and respect for this tradition."
90 players picked in inaugural edition of Bengal Women's T20 Blast
2nd February 2022 The inaugural edition of Byju's Bengal Women's T20 Blast presented by the Cricket Association of Bengal, powered by Fancode saw 90 talented women's cricketers from different age groups being picked into 6 teams at players' draft process today at Eden Gardens.
The first ever players' draft for Women's cricket got off to a classy start with CAB president Avishek Dalmiya delivering the inaugural address with representatives from the respective teams being present at a glitzy affair. CAB Jt secy Debabrata Das, Tour, Fixture & Technical committee chairman Subhankar Ghosh Dastidar, Players' benevolent and benefit fund committee chairman Santanu Mitra, Women's National selector Mithu Mukherjee, Women's cricket committee chairman Shyama Dey (Shaw), Women's Selection Committee chairman Chandana Mukherjee and BCCI match referee Moumita Chakraborty were present on the dias.
21st January 2022 Bengal's wicketkeeper batsman Abhishek Porel has been called up as one of the five cricketers called to join the Covid affected Indian squad as backup in the West Indies for the U19 World Cup.
Congratulating Abhishek on his call-up, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said: "He was earlier in the grooming under Pranab Roy and had performed brilliantly as U-15 player against Bangladesh. Since then there was no looking back. After that he has been playing top notch cricket for Bengal u19 and has shown a lot of promise. We are hopeful that he would turn out to be a fine cricketer in days to come."
An emergent virtual Apex Council Meeting was held today during which the following decision was taken:
4th January 2022 All forms of local cricket conducted or held under the aegis of the Cricket Association of Bengal will be put on hold till 15.1.22.
This includes first div, second div, age group tournaments, women's cricket and all forms of cricket in the districts.
The health and safety of the cricketers is the top priority and the decisions have been taken seeing the current spike in pandemic and the resultant prevalent situation.
The CAB is also taking all steps to begin vaccination of cricketers between the age group of 15 and 18 as per state government guidelines and protocols.
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Ronit fifer wins it for Aikya Sammilani
2nd January 2022 Ronit Ghosh ripped through Tollygunge Agragami batting lineup to power Aikya Sammilani to a 5-wicket victory in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Earlier Tollygunge were bundled out for 184 runs, Ronit finished with a figure of 5 for 24 runs.
Aikya Sammilani chased the target down in 37.2 overs as they finished on 187/5.
In another match Md Sporting clinched a 13-run victory against Calcutta Customs Club thanks to unbeaten century by Balzur Rahaman and a 3-38 from bowler Pawan.
1st January 2022 Aikya Sammilani defeated Calcutta Customs while Md Sporting lost to Tollygunge Agragami in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Earlier Tollygunge Agragami restricted Md Sporting to 163/9 thanks to Aditya Suresh's 3 for 35.
Abir Das hit a match-winning 69-ball 61 to help Tollygunge win by 3 wickets.
31st December 2021 Baranagar SC rode on Anurag Roy half-century and Animesh Pathak four-for to defeat Bani Niketan by 86 runs today in CAB second division tournament.
Batting first Baranagar amassed 211/5 as Anuraga made 61 and Tabish Tahereen added crucial 46 runs.
While chasing Bani Niketan opener Vatshal Chaubey fought a lone battle with 44-ball 53 while Baranagar bowler Animesh took 4 wickets for 29 runs to turn the match in favour of his team.
CAB to organise free medical camp for Bengal players
31st December 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal reiterating it's commitment towards the well-being of the players and people associated with the game, is going to organise a Health check-up camp in association with Narayana Health from 3-5 January.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said: "All the cricketers who play for Bengal, committee members, umpires, scorers, observers and other important stakeholders are going to get their health checkup done at this camp. It was the desire of Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal earlier that there should be health checkup of all the players and that process has been initiated."
"Before start of a season it's important for the players to get their health checkup done to avoid any kind of sudden problem on or off the field. We have seen some unfortunate events occurring in recent times and with this camp we are working to avoid the same, to take precautions if needed. I thank Narayana Health for joining hands with us for this important cause," said Snehasish Ganguly, Hony. Secretary CAB.
30th December 2021 Curator's course organised by The Cricket Association of Bengal kickstarted from today at Eden Gardens in order to keep up with the steep growth of demands at the new grounds, development of infrastructure and for the betterment of the game.
“CAB is in the process of developing grounds at Gayeshpur, Visva-Bharati University, North Bengal University, Dumurjala and possibly an additional facility at Kalyani to keep pace with the increasing demands for more full size cricket venues for new upcoming tournaments”, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said.
CAB extends date of player registration to 31 January
30th December 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal keeping the interest of the players during this pandemic situation in sight has decided to extend the players' registration date from 31 December, 2021 to 31 January, 2022.
Since vaccination of U18 age group has been allowed by the authorities, request was made by the clubs to the association at the Apex Council meeting to extend the date of registration as they have not registered as many U18 players earlier because at that point of time the policy was not approved and they did not want to take any chances.
Now when the vaccination is allowed extention of registration date considering the pandemic situation will allow more young budding talents to get a scope and a platform.
Siddharth bags 7 wickets on final day ensure Bengal quarterfinals spot
30th December 2021 Bengal already qualified for the knockouts today defeated Andhra by 57 runs riding on fiery bowling performance by Siddharth Singh ensured a spot in the quarterfinals in Cooch Behar trophy today.
Resuming the day with 243-run lead Siddharth picked up 7 wickets leaking 64 runs to run riot through Andhra batting lineup and bundle them for 186 runs.
Earlier thanks to ruthless bowling performance by Toufik Uddin, who bagged 7 wickets in first innings helped bundle Andhra for 294 runs after Bengal posted 316 in the first innings.
29th December 2021 A lot of important decisions were taken today at the Apex council meeting.
It was unanimously approved that first and second division leagues will commence on and from 10 January. All the groups for both the leagues were approved too. In fact there's going to be more groups this time because of the extraordinary circumstances we are going through.
The rules and regulations of the district One day tournament was also ratified. The tournament is already in progress, few of the matches are being played in Kolkata this time. We have given a lot of importance to the district cricket, the selectors have been asked to watch the games that happen here so that we can unearth more talents.
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Cooch Behar win thanks to ton-up Joy
29th December 2021 Joy Routh hit a blistering 72-ball 137 not out to single-handedly guide Cooch Behar to victory against Malda in CAB inter district one day tournament today.
Chasing a target of 217 runs Joy put up a dominating show with the bat to hit 9 sixes and 12 boundaries to win the match by 7 wickets.
Birbhum secured a 1-wicket win against Bankura thanks to Sachin Singh (52) and Babar Ali's (42) late surge while Chandannagore were beaten against Midnapore by 5 wickets.
29th December 2021 Bengal ended the third day with a lead of 243 runs thanks to ruthless bowling performance by Toufik Uddin, who bagged 7 wickets in one innings to help bundle Andhra for 294 runs today in Cooch Behar trophy.
Put to bat in the second innings Bengal made 221 thanks to Abhishek Porel's gritty 90. Andhra bowler Sk Adik Hussain bagged 4 wickets.
Earlier resuming the day on 237/4, Andhra batters could add only 57 runs before Toufik rattled their batting lineup to end with a figure of 7-108.
29th December 2021 Mohun Bagan continued their winning run by beating Monohar Pukur Milan Samity, Town Club registered big win over Ananda Bazar Sc in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Bagan batting first posted 253/6 thanks to Prinann Dutta's 95-ball 84 and in reply Monohar Pukur were restricted to 169/7 as Jayojit Basu starred with a 3 for 18.
Town rode on Naved Ahamed's 89 to defeat Ananda Bazar for 107 runs.
28th December 2021 Sambit Roy's unbeaten century helped Ananda Bazar SC win against IBAC, Town Club rode on Suprodip Debnath's gritty 94 to beat Wari today in CAB first division One Day tournament.
Rajasthan Club thrashed Dalhousie by 9 wickets after a quick chase thanks to Yuvraj Keshwani's 55 not out.
Sambit made 102 not out along with Dibyendu Chakraborty's 80* to help Ananda Bazar post a fighting 264/3 while in reoly IBAC were bundled out for 135. Arin Roy took 4 wickets for the winning team.
Town won by a big margin of 123 runs against Wari while Sk Ajharuddin's six-wicket haul went in vain as Shambazar lost against Calcutta Police.
28th December 2021 Bengal bolwers restricted Andhra to 237/4 before rain played spoilsport to halt the second day's game in Cooch Behar trophy today.
Andhra opener S Venkata Rahul remained unbeaten on 92 along with skipper Hemanth Reddy (71*).
Toufiq Uddin was the highest wicket-taker for Bengal with 3 for 75 and Milind Mondal bagged 1. K Raju added useful 60 for Andhra.
28th December 2021 Burdwan defeated Bankura by 137 runs thanks to Bhupinder Singh's 5-wicket haul to continue winning momentum in CAB inter district one day tournament today.
Abhishek Banerjee's fluent 60 along with crcuial knocks from Nikhil Sinha (49), Aishik Patel (48) and Meraj Ansari (44) helped Burdwan post 304/7.
While defending Bhupinder ripped through Bankura batting lineup to bundle them for 167.
27th December 2021 Bengal U19 batters put up a dominating show against Andhra to post 316 all out at the end of the day's play in Cooch behar trophy last group match today.
Having already qualified for the knockouts Bengal put to bat first got off to a good start thanks to Rohit Ram (54) and Toufiq Uddin (52).
Skipper Abhishek Porel (76) continued his good form with another fluent half-century and Shashank Singh accompanied him with a patient 124-ball 73 to take Bengal over 300.
27th December 2021 Burdwan DSA won their first match comfortably by 8 wickets while Midnapore and Uttar Dinajpur match tied on the opening day of CAB inter district one day (senior) tournament today.
Midnapore inspired by Sajal Dash (90) and Somen Mahanti (70) half-centuries posted 236 while opponents' bowler Arnab Mandal put up a fiery show bagging 5 wickets. In reply U Dinajpur were also bundled out after levelling the score to split the points.
In the other match Sanjuv Kr Singh (4-17) and Bhupinder Singh (3-24) shared total 7 wickets between them to bundle Birbhum for 121 runs.
27th December 2021 Manoj Tiwary struck an unbeaten ton to guide Mohun Bagan to a 10-wicket victory YMCA (Coll Br) after a spirited bowling display in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Put to bat first YMCA were bundled out for 173 runs thanks to Nilkantha Das four-for and while chasing Manoj made 103 not out while Abhimanyu Easwaran stayed unbeaten on 56 to earn a massive victory.
Sandeep Tomar was another star with the bat today hitting 82-ball 133 not out for Town Club against IBAC, Shambazar rode on Agniva Mukhopadhyay (76) and Samik Karmakar (74*) half-centuries to defeat Rajasthan Club.
26th December 2021 Maidan giant Mohun Bagan started off on a winning note as Sudip Chatterjee and Abhimanyu Easwaran half-centuries helped them overcome BNR Club by 60 runs at Eden Gardens in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Sudip scored 62 and Easwaran made 50 to help Mohun Bagan post 270/7 batting first and Sayan Ghosh dominated by bagging 3 wickets to restrict BNR to 210/8.
Narayan Rana starred with ball for BNR with 3 wickets.
25th December 2021 East Bengal continued their winning momentum as Sayan Sekhar Mondal bagged 5 wickets in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
East Bengal bundled Tapan Memorial for 157 runs and with the help of Sudip Gharami's unbeaten 78 won the match with 9 wickets left.
Belgachia were victorious by 76 runs thabks to Zubair Ali Khan's four-for and a well made 78 by Abhishek Choudhary against Calcutta Port Trust.
In ithwr matches Police Ac and Bhowanipore were victorious.
24th December 2021 East Bengal powered by Ankur Paul and Sudip Kumar Gharami centuries thrashed Kolkata Union Sporting by 156 runs and Gaurav Chauhan hit unbeaten 122 to help Tapan Memorial emerge victorious in high scoring CAB first division One Day tournament today.
East Bengal posted 304/1 as Ankur made 106 and Sudip made 145 not out while opponents Kolkata Union Sporting were restricted to 148/9. Tapan Memorial too amassed 300-plus total as Kaif made 80 along with Gaurav's ton to post 339/5 and later bundled out Police AC for 243 runs.
East Bengal get off to winning start; DKS bolwer Shivang bags hattrick
23rd December 2021 East Bengal playing their first match in CAB first division One Day tournament rode on Sudip Gharami (79*) and Subhankar Bal (51*) half-centuries to beat Police AC by 6 wickets while Calcutta Port Trust thrahsed Sporting Union by 166 runs and all-round Dakshin Kalikata Samsad won by 9 wickets today.
Batting first Port posted 277/5 and Sayan Singh took 5 wickets bundle Sporting Union for 111 runs. Shivang Chatterjee and Manoj Barik picked up 4 wickets apiece and while chasing Pratap Ghatak smashed unbeaten 92 DKS's win over Bhukailash.
23rd December 2021 Bengal needed to bundle Hyderabad on the fourth day of Cooch Behar trophy to win the match after conceding first innings lead and bowlers ran riot through opponents' batting line up to bundle them for 145 runs to qualify for the knockouts.
Bengal declared on 383/9 in the second innings with a huge 296-run lead thanks to Rahul Chowdhury's gritty ton and skipper Abhishek Porel's dominating batting.
Bengal U19 coach Devang Gandhi said: "It was a team effort, commitment and character. It wouldn't have been possible without cohesive effort from the boys. Porel and Toufik have been contributing throughout the tournament but what was heartening to see was Rahul Chowdhury coming out under pressure and score a hundred which laid the foundation for a big lead in the second innings. Our fast bowlers contributed on a flat pitch, Suddharth Singh bowled a crucial spell. It was so heartening to see the boys came back hard after conceding the first innings lead.
22nd December 2021 Kazi Junaid Saifi hit a match-winning 126 not out to help Barisha Sporting Club defeat Bhukailash Sporting by 8 wickets in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Batting first Bhukailash posted 251/7 thanks to Deepak Mahato's blistering 76-ball 105 not out which was later successfully chased down by Kazi along with Sumanta Gupta's unbeaten 63.
In another first division match Amitabh Kahar starred with the ball to bag a 5-wicket haul as United Club emerged victorious against Dakshin Kalikata Samsad.
22nd December 2021 Bengal U19 side put up a solid batting performance as Rahil Chowdhury made 121 not out to help them take a lead of 296 runs against Hyderabad at the end of the throd day's play in Cooch Behar trophy today.
Bengal posted 383/9 thanks to a fluent century by Rahul along with half-centuries from skipper Avishek Poreland Shashank Singh in their second innings.
21st December 2021 Sayed Irfan Aftab and Toufik Uddin starred with the ball as Bengal bundled out Hyderabad for 306 to take a 87 run lead in the first innings of Cooch Behar trophy match today.
Resuming the day on 18 for no loss Aravelly Avanish (64), Vignesh Reddy (59) and C Venkatesh (50) half-centuries powered Hyderabad to 306.
21st December 2021 Abhishek Bose and SK Asif Hussain centuries helped Aryan defeat George Telegraph Sports Club today in CAB first division One day tournament today.
Batting first Aryan amassed a huge 314/6 thanks to Abhishek's 122 and 113 by Asif while in reply George were restricted to 172/7.
Kalighat Club continued their winning run defeating Ballygunge United as Writam Porel (73*) and Shreyansh Ghosh (62*) ensured victory with blistering batting while Mushaib Siddiqui four-for guided Kidderpore Sporting to victory.
Dipa shines as CAB Green win Women's One Day tournament
21st December 2021 Dipa Das hit a match-winning 49 to defeat Yellow team by 4 wickets in high-voltage CAB Women's One Day tournament final at Barasat today.
Green team won the toss and put Yellow to bat first. Yellow team could manage 144 losing all wickets as Green bowlers put a disciplined show.
Titas Sadhu and Rupal Tiwary picked up 2 wickets for Green team. Hrishita Basu was the highest run-getter for Yellow with 38 off 63 balls while Priyanka Bala (27), Sasthi Mondal (21) and Tapati Mondal (22*) added some crucial runs.
Yellow team lock horns with Green in CAB Women's One Day final
20th December 2021 Mallika Roy impressed with a four-for while skipper Priyanka Bala hit a match-winning 52 not out to guide Yellow team into the finals of CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Yellow will face already qualified Green team in the finals tomorrow at Barasat ground tomorrow.
Batting first Grey team were restricted to 158/9 as Mallika took 4 wickets leaking 22 runs while Bristi Majhi hit 126-ball 64 before being run out by Shreya Karar.
20th December 2021 Kalighat Club defeated Aryan Club by 7 wickets thanks to their bowling duo Aritra Chatterjee and Mithilesh Das while Bullygunge United, Eastern Railway Spoets Association and Kidderpore Sporting emerged victorious in their respective CAB First division One Day tournament today.
Aritra took 4 wickets while Mithilesh bagged 3 as Kalighat bundled out Aryan for 132 runs at first and Sreevats Goswami smashed a 35-ball 51 not out along with Writam Porel' unbeaten 35 to win the match by 7 wickets.
Bengal player Ravi Kumar in India U19 World Cup squad
19th December 2021 Bengal U19 bolwer Ravi Kumar has been selected to represent India in upcoming ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup to be played in the West Indies as announced today.
Another Bengal youngster Amrit Raj Upadhyay has been included as stand by player for the tournament.
An elated Ravi said: "I am very happy and excited to be a part of India U19 team. When I was selected for Bengal U19 my aim was to get selected for India. I gave my everything, learned with every step and worked hard. The journey till here has been great, with the support from CAB, President Avishek Dalmiya, my coaches, support staff and want to thank them."
19th December 2021 Sansthita Biswas continued her good form with the bat hitting an unbeaten 63 to guide CAB Green team to victory against Red team by 9 wickets today in CAB Women's One Day tournament.
Red team batting first were bundled out for 103 runs as Green bolwer Megha Ghosh bagged 3 wickets.
Suraj takes six as Aryan win CAB first division opener
18th December 2021 Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal ran riot through Ballygunge United batting lineup with a 6-wicket haul to hand Aryan Club a mammoth 128-run vicrory and Kalighat Club thrashed George Telegraph by 234 runs on the first day of CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Batting first Aryan amassed 244/7 thanks to Priyank Bengani (83) half-century and in reply Ballygunge were bundled out for 116 as Suraj took 6 for 21 runs.
Sansthita, Rukmini hand Green team comfortable victory
17th December 2021 Rukmini Roy starred with the ball while Sanshita Biswas hit fluent half-century to guide CAB Green team to a 9-wicket victory against Grey team in CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Batting first Grey team were bundled out for 97 runs as Rukmini picked up 3 wickets leaking 4 runs and bowled 6 maiden overs from her quota of 10 overs.
17th December 2021 Shibpur Institute rode on a fluent Dipak Prasad century followed by 4-wicket haul by Amit Banerjee to defeat WB Association of Deaf by 143 runs today in CAB Second Division One Day tournament today.
Dhiman Mondal scored 75-ball 115 to help Abasar post 246/8 and Prasanto Bhakat registered a 5-wicket haul while defending to bundle Cricket Club of Dhakuria for 210 runs.
16th December 2021 CAB Maroon skipper Mita Paul smashed unbeaten 100 as they defeated Orange team by 24 runs today in CAB Women's One Day tournament.
Batting first Maroon team scored 195/8 thanks to skipper Mita who scored 100 not out off 152 balls containing 8 boundaries and 1 six.
15th December 2021 Grey team defeated Maroon team by 11 runs as Mita Paul's century went vain in CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Batting first Grey team amassed 176 all out thanks to skipper Parna Paul's 59. Koyel Sutradhar bagged 4 wickets for Marron.
While chasing Maroon skipper Mitali Paul fought a lone battle with 100 off 122 while wickets kept falling at the other end.
Sayed bags 5 as Bengal U19 thrash Tripura by 9 wickets
15th December 2021 Bengal U19 team continued their dominating show in Cooch Behar trophy by thrashing Tripura by 9 wickets today.
Bengal resuming the day with 16-run lead Sayed Irfan Aftab took 5 wickets for 34 runs to bundle Tripura for 138 runs in the second innings to set a target of 92 runs to win.
Earlier in the first innings Tripura made 190 and in reply Bengal took first innings lead with 237 thanks to skipper Abhishek Porel's ton.
14th December 2021 Sansthita Biswas's unbeaten half-century helped CAB Green defeated Orange by 9 wickets in CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Earlier Rukmini Roy and Piyali Ghosh bagged 3 wickets apiece to restrict Orange team to 108/9.
Sansthita made 51 not out off 70 balls to help Green team win in 25.4 overs.
14th December 2021 Bengal U19 skipper Abhishek Porel hit a classy 102 to help Bengal finish the second day with a 16-run lead over Tripura in Cooch Behar trophy match today.
Resuming the day on 32 for no loss Bengal posted 237 losing all wickets thanks to Porel's 102.
Put to bat again Tripura ended the day on 31 losing 2 wickets as Toufiq Uddin and Sayed Aftab picked up 1 wicket apiece.
14th December 2021 Bengal defeated Karnataka in their must-win tie by 4 wickets only to see them not qualifying on net runrate for the next riund of Vijay Hazare trophy today.
The proverbial spanner in the wheel was thrown when Tamil Nadu lost miserably to Baroda and Pondicherry defeated Mumbai ending Bengal's hopes of qualifying for the knockouts.
With 12 points from 5 games four teams Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bengal and Pondicherry were placed in the same order in the table according to their respective runrates. More than two teams being on the same points brought the net runrate into play.
13th December 2021 CAB Red team defeated Pink team by 4 wickets to reach the semifinals of CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Batting first Pink posted 100/8 in their quota of overs as Jhumpa Roy played crucial 30 unbeaten.
Red team rode on Payal Vakharia's 23 along with skipper Prativa Rana's 19 not out to win the match in 32.3 overs.
13th December 2021 Bengal bowlers Siddharth Singh, Debopratim Halder and Sayed Irfan Aftab picked up 3 wickets apiece to bundle Tripura for 190 runs in the first innings of a Cooch Behar trophy match today.
Sayed drew the firts blood removing Tripura opener before they could add any runs on the scoreboard. Durlab Roy fought with a patient 62 till he was removed by Siddharth.
Ton-up Anustup, Shahbaz hand Bengal crucial victory
12th December 2021 Bengal defeated Mumbai in a must-win Vijay Hazare trophy match by 67 runs (VJD method) thanks to classic centuries from Anustup Majumder and Shahbaz Ahamad in Trivandrum today.
Batting first Bengal amassed mammoth 318/7 as Anustup smashed 110 off 120 deliveries while Shahbaz scored 97-ball 106. In reply Mumbai were restricted to 223/8 in a rain curtailed match.
Bengal coach Arun Lal said: "Absolutely marvelous batting by Anustup. He was shades of what we saw two years ago, fantastic. We lost the toss, there was a little juice in the wicket and he playes freely, fabulous intent. The partnership with Shahbaz has been magnificent. Good to see Shahbaz among runs and at the top Abhsihek gave us a good start, played fearless cricket."
Sandipan's all-round show helps North 24 Pgs win Inter District T20 tournament
12th December 2021 North 24 Pgs Champs rode on their skipper Sandipan Das' all-round brilliance along with brilliant bowling display by the bowlers to win Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament beating Nadia Super Dazzler by 27 runs today at BCA Kalyani.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Jt secy Debabrata Das and other committee members were in the attendance during the high-voltage Sunday summit.
CAB President said: "We want to give utmost importance to the cricketers from the districts because we want the players to get best of the facilities, best infrastructure that we have so that they can prosper, can come out and play good cricket and thereby have a good future. I think it's very important from an association point of view that more players come up and get adequate spotlight. That is one of the reasons we thought that the tournament should be enhanced and be telecasted. We have seen more than a few lakh viewers fro every game which is very encouraging."
11th December 2021 Nadia Super Dazzlers beat South 24 Pgs Tigers by 14 runs while North 24 Pgs Champs emerged victorious against Burdwan Blues by the virtue of toss of coin after the match ended in a draw to set up a Sunday summit in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament today.
A dramatic last over in the second semifinal match forced the match into a draw with two runouts on the last two deliveries while North 24 Pgs were chasing a target of 137 runs.
Batting first Burdwan made 136/7 Subham Chatterjee's 67 and in reply North's scores were levelled losing all wickets.
11th December 2021 Tamil Nadu rode on Dinesh Karthik's 85 and Raghupathy Silambarasam's four-for to beat Bengal by 146 runs in Vijay Hazare trophy today.
Batting first TN posted 295/8 and in reply Bengal were bundled out for 149 runs to make their route to knockouts harder.
Losing Sreevats Goswami in the second over was an early crisis that was partially managed by Abhishek Das' patient 30 but the chase got harder with Bengal losing next 6 wickets for just 51 runs.
Writtick Chatterjee (16), skipper Sudip Chatterjee (15), Kaif Ahamed (10), Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (12) and Shahbaz Ahamad (5) went back without contributing much to the scoreboard.
10th December 2021 CAB Yellow team defeated Red's by 16 runs in CAB Women's One Day tournament today at Barasat.
Put to bat first Yellow team posted a fighting 103/4 in their quota of overs as Bidisha Roy (24*) and Hrishita (20*) played crucial roles.
In reply Red team could only manage 87/9 as Yellow bowlers out up a dominating show.
Shreya Karar bagged 3 wickets and Tapati Paul took 2 to disrupt Red's chase.
10th December 2021 Bengal U19 bolwers Amrit Raj Upadhyay and Ravi Kumar have been selected to by all-India Junior Selection Committee for the 20-member India U19 squad for the upcoming ACC U19 Asia Cup to be played in the UAE from 23rd December.
"I congratulate the two young cricketers on behalf of CAB, on being selected. We are hopeful that they will prove their merit. At CAB we have always stretched on producing young cricketers and finding out young talents. This selection only shows that we are moving in the right direction," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
Left arm spinner Amrit and medium fast bowler Ravi have been on top of their game in the recent times with both being in the recently concluded U19 Triangular Series in Kolkata.
10th December 2021 Burdwan Blues and South 24 Pgs Tigers reached the semifinals of Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament today at Kalyani.
Abhishek Banerjee's unbeaten 53 and 3 wickets by Arka Sarkar powered Burdwan to a 9-wicket victory over Daredevil Dakshin Dinajpur.
Batting first DD were restricted to 73/9 which was later easily chased down by Burdwan with 8.3 overs left to play.
In another match Sourav Mondal registered a 4-wicket haul to help South 24 Pgs restrict Siliguri Bikash to 123/8. In reply Mrinmay Nayak led with 33-ball 42 to beat Siliguri by 7 wickets.
9th December 2021 Sanjoy Sadhukhan picked up 5 wickets to help Nadia Super Dazzlers defeat Howrah Diamonds by 47 runs in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament today at Kalyani.
Batting first riding on Tapan Koiri's 66 Nadia posted a mammoth 194/7. Howrah bowler Kaushik Maity picked up 5 wickets.
In reply Howrah could only manage to score 147/9 as Ankur Paul's fighting 68 went in vain. Sanjoy bagged 5 wickets for 23 runs to rattle Howrah batting lineup.
In another match North 24 Pgs beat Hooghly Rivers by 12 runs.
9th December 2021 Bengal lost their second Vijay Hazare trophy match today by VJD method by 8 runs against Pondicherry today in Trivandrum.
In a rain curtailed match Bengal rode on Shahbaz Ahamad's blistering 85 not out to post a fighting 264/8 in their quota of overs and in reply Pondicherry were at 132/2 when the match was forced to stop due to rain.
After reducing Pondicherry to 42/2 thanks to Mukesh Kumar and Shahbaz's early strikes, Bengal's opponents stiched a 90-run partnership as Pavan Despande (62) P Dogra (41) remained unbeaten till the end to win the match by VJD.
Earlier Abhishek Das (8) and Kaif Ahamad went back quickly without contributing much while seasoned campaigner Sreevats Goswami made 45 and skipper Sudip Chatterjee scored 27.
9th December 2021 The Cooch Behar trophy match between Bengal U19 and Uttrakhand ended in a draw today as Bengal bagged 3 points from it to go top of the Elite group D table with 10 points.
Resuming the day on 65/3 in the second innings Uttrakhand batted the whole day today to post 291/8 at stumps and draw the game.
Siddharth Singh starred in the second innings with the ball too registering 6-wicket haul to take total 10 wickets from the match.
Earlier Abhishek Porel century along with Siddharth's fabulous bowling ensured Bengal dominate the match and took a 39-run first innings lead.
8th December 2021 Burdwan Blues and South 25 Pgs Tigers emerged victorious in their respective matches today in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament at Kalyani.
Batying first Burdwan posted 140/9 and in reply Jalpaiguri were restricted 104/7 as Abhijeet Bhagat bagged 3 wickets.
In other match Kaushik Giri hit 41 to help South 24 Pgs post a fighting 156/7. Tigers' bowlers did well to bundle Midnapore out for 133 to get full points.
Abhsihek, Siddharth put Bengal U19 in driver’s seat
8th December 2021 Skipper Abhishek Porel led from the front with a classy ton and Siddharth Singh bagged 3 wickets to put Bengal U19 team in the driver’s seat against Uttarakhand at the end of the third day’s play in Cooch Behar trophy tday at New Delhi.
Resuming the day on 180/3 Abhishek hit a fine 144 off 215 balls to take Bengal to 383 all out in reply of Uttarakhand’s 344 in the first innings. Put to bat again Uttarakhand openers put up a 49-run stand till Siddharth sent Aniket S Malik (19) back to break the partnership and later bagged two more wickets to restrict opponents to 65/3 at the end of the day’s play.
All-round Bengal win Vijay Hazare opener against Baroda
8th December 2021 A confident Bengal side put up a dominating all-round show to defeat Baroda by 27 runs in their Vijay Hazare trophy opener at Trivandrum today.
Opener Abhisek Das and Kaif Ahamed half-centuries powered Bengal to 230 losing all wickets and in reply Baroda were bundled out for 203 runs as Akash Deep took 3 wickets.
Bengal head coach Arun Lal said: “Our batters should have gotten more runs but in the morning it was not easy because of the moisture. At 230 we were about 30 runs short. The wicket became better in the afternoon but it kept a little low all the time. Writtick Chatterjee was exceptional, gave us breakthrough at the right time removing two set batters.
7th December 2021 Bengal U19 were in steady position at the end of the second day with 180/3 on the scoreboard against Uttarakhand in Cooch Behar trophy match today at New Delhi.
Earlier after resuming the day on 258/6 Uttarakhand were bundled out for 344 runs as Bengal bolwer Siddharth Singh registered a four-wicket haul whileToufiq Uddin and Milind Mondal bagged 2 wickets apiece.
7th December 2021 Bengal under the captaincy of Sudip Chatterjee would start their Vijay Hazare trophy campaign against Baroda tomorrow at Trivandrum.
Bengal team has played good cricket recently, reached Syed Mushtaq Ali knockouts before losing the quarterfinals by super over against Karnataka.
Bengal head coach Arun Lal said: "We are going into a different tournament, a different format of the game that we haven't played in a long time. We have prepared well for this. I think we have a well balanced team. We are relying on Anustup, Sudip, Sreevats to hold the team together with their vast experience"
7th December 2021 An unbeaten Bangladesh U19 side emerged winner of the U19 Triangular Series by thrashing India U19 B team by 181 runs today at Eden Gardens today.
Bangladesh put to bat first amassed 234 losing all wickets riding on Aich Mollah's 91-ball 93. In reply India were bundled out for a paltry 53 runs to lose the final by a huge margin.
6th December 2021 An upbeat Bengal U19 team restricted Uttarakhand to 258/6 at the end of the first day's play in Cooch Behar trophy today at New Delhi.
Electing to bat first Uttarakhand batter Yash Shukla made a patient 150-ball 95 to take Uttarakhand to a fighting score.
Bengal bowlers Toufik Uddin and Milind Mondal picked up 2 wickets apiece.
6th December 2021 Baroda defeated Bengal by 25 runs in Mens U25 State A Trophy quarterfinals today at Bangalore today.
Bengal elected to bowl first after winning the toss and bundled out Baroda for 206 runs. In reply Bengal 191 runs losing all wickets which ended their campaign.
Bengal lost Sudip Gharami (6) early in the chase while skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi (60) along with Ankur Paul (44) steadied the ship.
3rd December 2021 The nippy December evening at Eden Gardens was lighted up by a competitive cricket match between the BCCI Board President's XI versus Secretary's XI that the latter win by one run.
BCCI Secretary and skipper of the eponymous XI Jay Shah won the toss and elected to bat and put up a competitive 128 for three wickets in their quota of 15 overs. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly's side fell just a run short losing 5 wickets during their efforts.
3rd December 2021 Ankita Chakrabarty and Ankita Barman half-centuries helped CAB Blue beat Pink team by 77 runs to register their first win in CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Batting first Blue team posted 214/3 and in reply Pink team could only manage 137/9.
Chakrabarty made unbeaten 92 off 132 balls along with Barman who smashed 60 to help Blue team post a fighting total.
Abhijit guides Hooghly to victory against Uttar Dinajpur
3rd December 2021 Hooghly Rivers emerged victorious against Uttar Dinajpur Kilik Bird thanks to Abhijit Mal's fluent half-century in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament today at Kalyani.
Hooghly scored 129/4 as Abhijit hit 46-ball 53 and in reply Uttar Dinajpur were bundled out for 100 runs.
3rd December 2021 Rithik picked up 4 wickets to power Sahapur Sporting to a 8-wicket win against Mouri Sporting and Vijay Sports Club defeated Bengal Sporting in CAB Second Division One Day tournament today.
Batting first Mouri were bundled out for a paltry 78 runs as Sahapur bowler Rithik bagged 4 wickets leaking just 12 runs.
2nd December 2021 Bangladesh U19 clinched a narrow 6-run win against India U19 A as Rishith Reddy and Angkrish Raghublvanshi's efforts went in vain in U19 Triangular Series today at Eden Gardens.
Put to bat first Bangladesh made 230 losing all wickets as Indian bowlers Rishith ran riot through opponents' batting lineup with 5-wicket haul.
Mahfijul Islam (56) and Md Nawrose Prantik (62) hit half-centuries for Bangladesh.
2nd December 2021 Sonu Kr Singh registered a five-wicket haul to help Mouri Sporting Club win their first match of CAB second division One Day tournament by beating Vijay Sports Club by 2 wickets today.
Batting first Vijay Sports Club were restricted to 166/9 thanks to Mouri bowler Sonu's 5 for 56.
2nd December 2021 Nadia Super Dazzler thrashed Manbhum Warriors by 9 wickets in a low-scoring affair while Uttar Dinajpur Kulik Bird continued their winning streak in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament today at Kalyani.
Batting first Manbhum could only manage 91/7 in their quota of overs as Nadia bowlers Ayan Gupta, Soumodip Bagchi and Tanmoy Pramanik bagged 2 wickets apiee.
While Soumyajit Roy stayed unbeaten on 47 to ensure a victory along with Arnab Sikdar's 28-ball 32 for Nadia.
2nd December 2021 Jhumpa Roy starred with a patient 43 not out to guide CAB Pink team to 4-wicket victory against Yellow team in CAB women's One day tournament at Barasat ground.
Put to bat first Yellow team were bundled out for 142 runs as Puja Adhikari bagged 3 wickets.
Pink bowlers put up a disciplined show to take wickets in regular intervals and madd sure no big partnership is built as Shrabani Basu was the highest scorer for Yellow team with 22 runs.
1st December 2021 A five wicket haul in the second innings and a match figures of eight wickets by debutant leggie Siddharth Singh ensured that the Bengal U19 team romped home against Bihar defeating them by 10 wickets in the Cooch Behar Trophy today.
Incidentally the team had 8 debutants. The only seniors were Abhishek Porel, Taufik Uddin Mondal, Debopratim Halder and Ayush Kr Singh.
1st December 2021 Bangladesh U19 rode on Md Nawrose Prantik's fluent ton and Ariful Islam's 4-wicket haul to defeat India U19 B team by 113 runs to continue winning momentum in U19 Triangular Series at Eden Gardens today.
Electing to bat first India U19 bowler Aayush Singh Thakur removed Bangladesh opener Mahfijul Islam (15) early but another opener Iftakar Hussain stiched a 95-run partnership with Prantik to steady the ship.
Iftakar made 57 while Prantik went on to score 101 off 108 deliveries before becoming S Tambe's victim.
1st December 2021 CAB Red team defeated Blue team by 4 wickets in the opening match of Women's One Day tournament at Barasat today.
Red bowler Shreyoshi Aich starred with the ball to bag 3 wickets for just 19 runs as Blue's batting first only managed to score 131 losing all wickets.
Trishita Sarkar made 39 and Susmita Ganguly added crucial 22 while other Blue batters failed to make any mark in front of disciplined Red bowling attack.
1st December 2021 Uttar Dinajpur Kulik Bird and Hooghly Rivers won their opening Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament matches bu beatingbr Manbhum Warriors and Malda Super Dazzlers respectively today at Kalyani.
Ravikant Singh and Saumya Pakray bagged 2 wickets apiece to restrict Malda to 98/7 and while chasing Hooghly batters Dipak Prasad (28) and Subhrajyoti Das (20) stayed unbeaten till the end to ensure 7-wicket victory.
30th November 2021 Arghyaa Das hit unbeaten 116 along with Soupayan Sen's 61 not out helped Friends AC defeat Howrah Union by 6 wicket in CAB second division one day tournament today.
Batting first Howrah amassed 215/7 thanks to Dipayan Raha (57) and Abdul Hadi (76) half-centuries which was later chased down by Firends with 6 wickets in hand.
30th November 2021 Dominant Bengal U19 team ended the second day of Cooch Behar trophy opener against Bihar with a 67-run lead today at New Delhi.
Resuming the day on 117/3 Bengal skipper Abhsihek Porel scored 71 and Rahul Chowdhury made patient 103-ball 63 to help Bengal post 269.
30th November 2021 Women's One Day tournament organised by Cricket Association of Bengal is going to begin from tomorrow with 8 teams at Aditya Academy ground, Barasat.
8 teams are divided into 2 groups, Group A (Red, Blue, Yellow and Pink) and Group B (Grey, Orange, Maroon and Green) and top two teams from both groups will qualify for the knockouts.
29th November 2021 Bengal U19 team rode on dominating performance by their bowlers to end the first day of their Cooch Behar trophy opener against Bihar on 117/3 after bundling out opponents for a paltry 139 runs today.
Electing to bat first Bihar got off to a steady start till Debopratim Halder drew the first blood removing opener Suryansh Raj (24) to reduce Bihar to 42/1.
29th November 2021 Bangladesh U19 won their U19 Triangular Series openers against India U19 A by 2 wickets at Eden Gardens today.
Put to bat first India made 245 losing all wickets while Harnoor Singh made a fluent 111 off 136 balls. Bangladesh while chasing rode on Mahfijul Islam's well made 91 off 123 balls to win the match with 10 balls left to play.
Bengal U19 bolwer Amrit Raj Upadhyay gave India first breakthrough by removing Iftakar Hussain on 34 while Mahfijul carried on to keep Bangladesh in the hunt.
29th November 2021 Skipper Sandipan Das and Koushik Ghosh half-centuries helped North 24 Pgs Champs defeat Mahraja of Coochbehar while Howrah Diamonds registered a 6-wicket victory over Biplabi Chandannagar in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament today at Kalyani.
Batting first Coochbehar managed to score 120/6 thanks to a whirlwind 21-ball 52 by Nayeem Haque and while chasing Sandipan made 52, Koushik scored 50 to win the match by 6 wickets for North 24 Pgs.
29th November 2021 Howrah Union, Calcutta Parsee Club wkn their respective matches in CAB Second Division One Day tournament today.
Calcutta Parsee Club bundled out Friends AC for 134 runs as Agastya Agarwal picked up 3 wickets for 41 runs. Yaabish Nadeem hit a quickfire 26-ball 50 for Friends.
While chasing Akshay Singh (56*) aoong with Sanjay Kumar (34*) stayed unbeaten till the end to ensure victory for Parsee Club.
Mithilesh shines as Siliguri thrash Dakshin Dinajpur
28th November 2021 Mithilesh Das bagged 5 wickets as Siliguri Bikash handed Dakshin Dinajpur their first defeat of Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament by 105 runs today at Kalyani.
Batting first Siliguri amassed 162/5 in their quota of overs and bundled DD for a paltry 57 runs thanks to Mithilesh Das' 5 for 7 runs in 3 overs including a maiden.
Srinjoy's unbeaten 82 powers Friends AC to 8-wicket win
28th November 2021 Srinjoy Majumder's unbeaten 82 helped Friends AC get off to a winning start while bowlers scripted a 38-run victory for Howrah Union in CAB Second Division One Day tournament today.
Batting first Mohunlal Club made 190/9 in their quota of overs thanks to a well made 55 by Rupak Dutta.
27th November 2021 All-round Murshidabad Nawab defeated Bankura Heroes by 66 runs while Sliguri Bikash registered their third consecutive win after beating Birbhum Ironman in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament at Kalyani today.
Skipper Shyamal Barui scored 53 to take Murshidabad to 154/5 and in reply Bankura were bundled out for 88 as Abhijit Pramanik bagged 4 and Soumya Gupta took 3 wickets.
Chandanagar, North 24 Pgs get off to winning start
26th November 2021 Biplabi Chandannagar and North 24 Pgs champs playing their first match of the Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament emerged victorious today at Kalyani.
Chandanagar batting first scored 141/6 thanks to Arindam Ghosh's unbeaten 64 and later Imran Ansari bagged 4 wickets to restrict Maharaja of Cooch Behar to 133/9.
In the other match North 24 Pgs won their match against Howrah Diamonds thanks to their bowlers. Pankaj Shaw, Dipanjan Mukherjee, Sandipan Das and Raju Halder took 2 wickets apiece to bundle Howrah for a paltry 84 runs.
26th November 2021 Kerala defeated Bengal U25 by 8 wickets in their last group league match in Mens U25 State A Trophy today.
Bengal already qualified for quarterfinals rested several players including Sudip Gharami, Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal, Avishek Tamang and Vaivab Yadav.
Batting first Bengal scored 233/8 in their quota of overs thanks to skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi's patient 57.
While chasing Kerala skipper Salman Nizar (68) and Aswin Anand (83) hit unbeaten fiftys to win the match with 8 wickets in hand.
26th November 2021 Star Sporting clinched a close 3-run in a nail-biting contest against Suburban Club and WB Police Sports secured a 8-wicket victory in another match today in CAB second division One Day tournament today.
Batting first Star amassed 212 all out thanks to Ratul Debnath's 56 while Joydrath Nandy registered a 6-wikcket haul for Suburban.
Joydrath bagged 6 wickets for 44 runs but his effort along with Anit Ghosh (70), Ravi Kumar (52) half-centuries went vain as Star Sporting managed to bundle them for 209 runs and win the match.
25th November 2021 Sudip Gharami and Ankur Paul tons put Bengal U25 virtually in the quarterfinals of Mens U25 State A Trophy with one group league match left to play after defeating Jammu Kashmir by 39 runs today.
By registering fourth win in a row in as many matches Bengal now have 16 points from 4 matches to top the table.
Electing to bat first Bengal openers Sudip amd Ankur stitched 202-run partnership to post a mammoth 307/6 and in reply Jammu Kashmir were bundled out for 268 runs.
25th November 2021 Dare Devil Dakshin Dinajpur, Siliguri Bikas continue their winning run in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 trophy today at Kalyani.
Dakshin Dinajpur defeated Birbhum Ironman by 36 runs while Siliguri won against Bankura Heroes by 23 runs.
25th November 2021 WB Police Sports Club thrashed Suburban Club by 210 runs in CAB second division One day tournament today.
WB Police batting first posted a mammoth 321/6 thanks to Nitya Nanda Majhi's 80 and Samim Modi's 67 and in reply Suburban were bundled out for 111 as Amin bagged 4 wickets.
24th November 2021 Dare Devil Dakshin Dinajpur continued their winning momentum by beating Bankura Heroes by 5 wickets in their second match while Siliguri Bikash got off to winning start against Murshidabad Nawab today in Byju's Bengal inter district T20 tournament at Kalyani today.
DD bolwers Sumit Mohanta and Goutam Roy bagged 3 wickets apiece to restrict Bankura to 113/9 and in reply riding on opener Pradanya Sarkar's 40 Dakshin Dinajpur won the match with 5 wickets in hand.
24th November 2021 Bengal U25 team put up another all-round dominating show to earn crucial 4 points against Uttarakhand by defeating them by 15 runs to make it three wins in a row in Mens U25 State A Trophy today.
Put to bat first Bengal batters Sudip Gharami, Diganta Neogi, Agniv Pan and Prayas Roy Burman hit half-centuries to post a fighting 319/6 in their quota of overs.
24th November 2021 Anik Sarkar registered five-wicket haul for Balak Sangha while WB Police Sports Club batter Sandip Das hit unbeaten half-century as both teams won their respective CAB Second Division One Day matches to kick off the tournament on a winning note today.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Treasurer Debashish Ganguly, Jt Secy Debabrata Das, Tournament committee chairman Nitish Ranjan Dutta, member Tapan Kr Addy and observer committee member Srimanta Kr Mullick visited the grounds on the first day to overlook the preparations.
Sudip, Ankur shine as Bengal U25 continue winning momentum
23rd November 2021 Bengal U25 team registered thumping 6-wicket victory over Himachal Pradesh to continue winning run in Mens U25 State A Trophy today.
Put to bat first Himachal were restricted to 244/8 in their quota of overs while Bengal rode on Sudip Gharami and Ankur Paul half-centuries to win the match with 15 balls left to play.
Bengal opening pair stitched a 161-run partnership as Sudip made 86 off 95 balls and Ankur scored 65 to lay the foundation of the chase.
Wicket-keeper Agniv Pan (24) and Prayas Roy Burman (25) stayed unbeaten till the end to ensure victory for Bengal.
Dakshin Dinajpur, Birbhum get off to winning start
23rd November 2021 DD Dakshin Dinajpur and Birbhum Ironman got off to winning start in Byju's Bengal Inter District T20 tournament today at Kalyani today.
Birbhum bowler Raghab Tibriwala bagged 4 wickets while Debashis Das and Sachin Singh picked up 2 wickets to restrict Bankura Horses to 83/8.
Arin Roy (28) and Raghab Tibriwala (20) stayed unbeaten till the end to ensure Birbhum's 5-wikcket victory.
Batting first Dakshin Dinajpur riding on Pradunya Sarkar's 51 posted 131/9 and in reply Murshidabad Nawab were bundled out for 46 runs.
Skipper Kazi helps Bengal U25 get off to winning start
22nd November 2021 Riding on skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi's brilliant ton Bengal U25 started their Mens U25 State A Trophy campaign by thrashing Bihar by 147 runs today at Hyderabad.
Batting first Bengal posted a challenging total of 233/7 and Bengal bowlers ran riot through Bihar batting to bundle them out for a paltry 86 runs.
Kazi scored a fluent 107 off 109 deliveries to lift Bengal to a fighting score while Akash Ghatak added crucial 28.
While bowling Suraj Sindhu Jaiswal drew the firts blood in the first over while Sandipan Das and Prayas Roy Burman kept on taking wickets in regular intervals.
21st November 2021 Indian team clinched 3-0 T20 series white wash against New Zealand by winning the last match today by 73 runs at Eden Gardens.
With already being 2-0 up, electing to bat first India put up a mammoth 184/7 and in reply Kiwis were bundled out for a paltry 111 runs as the hosts' put up a dominating bowling performance.
Axar Patel wrecked havoc by bagging 3 wickets in his first 2 overs for just 2 runs while Indian bowlers kept on taking wickets in regular interval to dismantle Nz batting lineup.
Martin Guptill fought a lone battle with 36-ball 51 till Yuzvendra Chahal sent him back and after that the Kiwis couldn't find their way back into the game.
17th November 2021 India already having the bilateral T20 series pocketed winning the first two matches will look for a clean sweep when they take on T20 World Cup finalists New Zealand in the final T20 match tomorrow at Eden Gardens.
With cricket being back after 2 years at Eden Gardens, Cricket Association of Bengal is taking every measure to ensure safety and Covid19 protocols at the stadium.
According to state government's protocols the match will see 70 percent spectators allowed for the match.
Bengal lose hard-fought quarterfinal to Karnataka in super over
17th November 2021 Bengal bowed out of Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy after losing a hard-fought quarterfinal match against Karnataka in super over at New Delhi today.
Put to bat first Karnataka made 160/5 thanks to Karun Nair's brisk 29-ball 55. While chasing Bengal rode on Writtick Chatterjee's fluent half-century and Ritwik Roy Chowdhury's quickfire 18-ball 36 to tie the first innings score with Karnataka by posting 160/8 in their quota of overs.
Batting first in the one over eliminator Bengal batters could post 5 losing 2 wickets which was chased down by Karnataka in 2 balls to end Sudip Chatterjee and men's Syed Mushtaq Ali campaign.
17th November 2021 A confident Bengal Women's side will lock horns with Railways in a high-voltage Senior Women's One Day trophy semifinal tomorrow at Bangalore.
Bengal boasted by their impressive performance in the quarterfinal against Delhi will depend highly on Dhara Gujjar, Rumeli Dhar and Gouher Sultana's all-round brilliance.
In the batting department Vanitha, Parna Paul, Mita Paul while bowlers Jhumia Khatun and Saika Ishaque showed off their batting skills in the last match with impressive innings.
Bengal take on Karnataka in Syed Mushtaq Ali quarterfinal
17th November 2021 Bengal will take on Karnataka for the second time in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy while this time a spot in the semifinals will be at stake when both teams lock horns tomorrow at New Delhi.
Bengal have beaten Karnataka in the last group match to reach quarterfinals. Under skipper Sudip Chatterjee who's in good form Bengal batting lineup crafted with Abhishek Das, Subhankar Bal, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Kaif Ahamed are expected to shine with the bat.
Experienced campaigner Wriddhiman Saha has left for national duty in upcoming test series against Mew Zealand while Abhimanyu Easwaran and Ishan Porel have left to play for India A.
Dhara powers Bengal Women's into Senior One Day semis
16th November 2021 Bengal rode on a steady Dhara Gunjjar half-century along with Jhumia Khatun's late surge to clincha nail-biting 1-wicket victory against Delhi to enter Womens Senior One Day Trophy semifinals today Bangalore.
Dhara carried her superb form in the crucial tie today scoring a patient 120-ball 75 to single-handedly keep the match alive for Bengal after being reduced to 54/5 chasing 186-run target set by Delhi.
Dhara stayed confident and steady to stay in the wicket till 47th over while Jhumia showed off her batting skills with a fluent 36 off 45 balls deliveries to guide Bengal towards victory. Bengal bowler Saika Ishaque contributed with a 8-ball 14 cameo to win the match in the last over.
Bengal humble star-studded Karnataka to reach quarterfinals
9th November 2021 Bengal put up a dominant display to outclass a star-studded Karnataka side by 7 wickets to reach quarterfinals of Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy today in Guwahati.
Electing to bat first Karnataka could only reach 134/8 in their quota of overs in front of a dominant Bengal bowling attack while Bengal rode on Abhimanyu Easwaran's patient unbeaten fifty to finish the match with 2 overs left to play.
Bengal head coach Arun Lal said: "Bowlers were superb but it's not only the bowling attack, it's also the fielding, the catches, the agression as a team. It's a very well made team, one player is getting replaced by another player and there's no complaint. It's not about the eleven players who are playing but also about all the 20 players, everyone is contributing. We have worked very very hard this year and I am very glad to see the youngsters performing well."
8th November 2021 Bengal thrashed Services by 9 wickets to get back to the winning ways thanks to a dominating display by the bowling unit in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy today.
Put to bat first Sevices were restricted to 90/8 as Bengal bowlers lassoed opponents' batters from the very beginning and never really loosen the noose. Skipper Sudip Chatterjee hit his second fifty of the tournament this season to help Bengal finish the match early in 10.5 overs.
6th November 2021 Former International Umpire Sunit Kumar Ghosh passed away today at a city hospital after protracted illness. He was 87 and survived by two sons.
He officiated in two Test matches and seven ODIs.
He is remembered as Biltu da in the maidan and formed a memorable duo with Bhairab Gangopadhyay. In 2016 he was felicitated with an memorial award during CAB’s Annual Prize Day.
6th November 2021 Bengal suffered narrow 10-run defeat against Mumbai in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy today in Guwahati.
Electing to bat first Mumbai were restricted to 131/7 in their quota of overs and while chasing Bengal fell short off 10 runs to suffer the first defeat of the tournament.
Bengal assistant coach Sourasish Lahiri said: "We have bowled well to restrict Mumbai to a low total but gave away 10 runs as wides though. While chasing we lost wickets early, Ritwik and Kaif batted well after that to build a good partnership. When the duo were batting it looked like the game was in our pocket but after their removal we couldn't get many big shots which may have won the game for us."
6th November 2021 Meghalaya won by 12 runs against Arunachal Pradesh while Nagaland, Manipur were also victorious in their Women's Senior One Day Trophy matches in Kolkata today.
Batting first Meghalaya made 127 losing all wickets as Mai Mekh registered a 5-wicket haul for Arunachal Pradesh. In reply AP were bundled out for 115 runs as Megha Sharma's fighting 44 went in vain.
6th November 2021 Bengal Women's team entered quarter finals of Womens Senior One Day Trophy by thrashing Hyderabad by 175 runs riding on Rumeli Dhar and Vanita VR centuries today.
Bengal won all their group matches to finish with 20 points from 5 matches.
Batting first Bengal buried Hyderabad under pile of runs by posting a mammoth 322/5 in their quota of overs. Vanita made a quickfire 71-ball 107, Rumeli scored 104 off 112 deliveries.
5th November 2021 The New Zealand recee team today visited Eden Gardens ahead of the T20 tie with India scheduled for Nov 21.
They met CAB President Avishek Dalmiya and Hony Secretary Snehashis Ganguly along with other CAB members.
"The recee team expressed satisfaction after the visit seeing the facilities and Bio Bubble arrangements norms at the venue.The Test team would be practicing at Jadavpur University 2nd Campus Venue," Mr Avishek Dalmiya later said.
5th November 2021 Bengal registered their second victory on a trot in Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament defeating Baroda by two runs in a hard fought tie at Guwahati today.
Bengal won the toss and elected to bat and registered only 146 for 7 despite a bright start from opener Avishek Das (35 off 27balls).
Baroda fell two run short in their chase finishing at 144 for six despite skipper Krunal Pandya's 57 not out.
Bengal innings progressed in a stop and stuttered manner as the top and middle order batters failed. It was a 40 run partnership between Shahbaz (34 off 25 balls) and Ritwick Roy Chowdhury (21 off 16 balls) that gave the innings momentum. A 12 run cameo by Akash Deep right at the end propped up the Bengal innings.
4th November 2021 A dominating show by the bowlers followed by skipper Sudip Chatterjee's unbeaten half-century ensured Bengal a winning start to the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy campaign defeating Chhattisgarh by 7 wickets today at Guwahati.
Put to bat first Chhattisgarh could only manage 118/7 in their quota of overs. While chasing skipper Sudip opening the innings with Abhishek Das (17) ensured victory for Bengal by staying till the end.
4th November 2021 Bengal Women's team held onto their nerves to snatch a thrilling 4-run win against Punjab in Womens Senior One Day Trophy today.
Punjab on 116/8 needed 10 runs to win off 18 balls when experienced Rumeli Dhar came to bowl and successfully defended the total. While Mehak Kesar was run out by Mita Paul, Sunita Rani (4) became Rumeli's victim as Punjab were bundled out for 121 runs.
Earlier put to bat first Bengal made 125 all out as Mehak Kesar starred with the ball for Punjab with 4 for 19. Opener Vanita made 33, Parna Paul added 25 and Gouher Sultana remained unbeaten on 32 in a low scoring match.
3rd November 2021 Jammu & Kashmir skipper Sandhya picked up 6 wickets as they thrashed Manipur by 9 wickets while Nagaland, Sikkim were victorious in their respective matcehs in Womens Senior One Day Trophy match today in Kolkata.
Batting first Manipur were bundled out for a paltry 75 runs as Sandhya took 6 wickets leaking just 9 runs. Rubiya Syed stayed unbeaten on 40 to ensure J&K early victory in 20.3 overs.
Upbeat Bengal aim for good start to Syed Mushtaq campaign against Chattisgarh
3rd November 2021 Bengal will eye for a winning start to their Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy campaign when they take on Chattisgarh in tournament opener tomorrow at Guwahati.
Bengal are placed in Elite Group B along with Baroda, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Services.
Bengal head coach Arun Lal said: "It's a good team. The players are gelling well and they are all eagerly waiting for the tournament. We have worked very hard, everybody included the support staff. They are all ready for this. This is a young team and hopefully we are going to do better than before."
3rd November 2021 Himachal had no answer to a fiery Bengal side when they were thrashed by 200 runs at Bangalore today. Dhara Gujjar's classy ton and Rumeli Dhar's all-round masterclass ensured that Bengal continue winning momentum in Womens Senior One Day Trophy with three wins in as many matches.
Put to bat first Bengal posted a fighting 272/6 thanks to Dhara's 115 off 148 balls while Rumeli hit a fluent 61-ball 65.
1st November 2021 Jammu & Kashmir extended their unbeaten run by defeating Bihar by 5 wickets, Manipur beat Meghalaya and Nagaland were victorious in their Womens Senior One Day Trophy match today in Kolkata.
Batting first Bihar batters put up a poor show to get bundled out for 115 runs as Sarla Devi bagged 3 wickets and skipper Sandhya took 2.
1st November 2021 Bengal rode on openers Vanita R and Dhara Gujjar's 120-run partnership to beat Andhra by 7 wickets and continue winning momentum in Womens Senior One Day Trophy Elite group C match at Bangalore today.
Put to bat first Andhra amassed 164/8 in their quota of overs as Bengal bowlers put up a dominating performance.
Opener C Jhansi Laxmi hit 67 for Andhra while wickets kept falling at the other end. Bengal bowlers Rumeli Dhar and Mita Paul picked up 2 wickets apiece.
1st November 2021 Dhara Gujjar's unbeaten 92 powered Bengal to 3-wicket victory against Rajasthan in their Womens Senior One Day Trophy opener on Sunday.
Put to bat first Rajasthan managed to score 206/8 riding on skipper Jasia Akhter's 106 while Bengal bolwers Gouher Sultana and Rukmoni Roy bagged 2 wickets apiece.
Bengal got off to a shaky start to the chase losing Vanita and Mita Paul early to get reduced to 6/2 while Dhara stiched two important partnerships with Rumeli Dhar and Parna to turn the match in favour of Bengal.
31st October 2021 All-round Jammu & Kashmir beat Nagaland by 59 runs to stay top of the table with three wins in a row, Rajni Lodhi and Ajima inspired Meghalaya to a 22-run win against Bihar in Womens Senior One Day Trophy today.
J&K stayed top with 12 points from 3 matcehs. J&K batting first posted 143/7 thanks to Nadia Chowdhary's unbeaten 40 and while defending Bismah Hasaan bagged 4, skipper Sandhya picked 3 wickets to bundle Nagaland for a paltry 84 at Ju Second campus ground.
Pintu bags 5 as Green team lift inaugural CAB U25 Emerging Players League trophy
30th October 2021 Pintu Kumar registered a 5-wivket haul as CAB Green team became the inaugural CAB U25 Emerging Players League champion by defeating Blue team by 4 wickets in a thrilling match today at Deshbandhu Park.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Jt secy Debabrata Das and treasurer Debasish Ganguly along with CAB Committee members were in the attendance.
29th October 2021 Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar continued winning run while Meghalaya registered their first victory by beating Sikkim at Eden Gardens in Womens Senior One Day Trophy today.
Batting first J&K got off to a shaky start losing 6 wickets for 47 runs till Nadiya Chowdhury's unbeaten 49 along with Sheerazah Banoo's patient 30 helped them post a fighting total of 140 all out.
27th October 2021 CAB Blue defeated Green team by 31 runs thanks to centuries from Abdul Kalam and Yuvraj Keshwani today in CAB U25 Emerging Players League today at BCA Kalyani.
Batting first Blue team amassed 284/2 and while chasing Green team were restricted to 253/6 as Abdul starred with the ball as well before both team lock horns in the final on 31 October.
CAB U25 Emerging Players League final on 30 October
27th October 2021 CAB Green team will lock horns with Blue team in the final of inaugural CAB U25 Emerging Players League on 30 October at Desbandhu Park ground.
The tournament has seen four CAB teams crafted with U25 players showcasing their talents after a rain interrupted first phase.
An elated CAB Jt. Secy Debabrata Das said: "Despite having various obstacles in the way the inaugural CAB U25 Emerging Players League has been conducted safely and successfully as we proceed to the final on Saturday. We feel extremely happy and proud. President Mr. Avishek Dalmiya has inspired us all when the tournament got affected by bad weather."
26th October 2021 3 Women's Bengal U19 players were selected for U-19 Women's One Day Challenger Trophy 2021-22 to be held at Jaipur from 25th Oct to 07th Nov 2021.
Bengal U19 wicket-keeper Hrishita Basu (Team D), all-rounders Titas Sandhu (Team A) and Sreelekha Roy (Team A) were selected for the meet.
23rd October 2021 4 Bengal U19 players were selected for Men's U19 One Day Challenger trophy to be played in Ahmedabad from 2 November.
Bengal U19 skipper Abhishek Porel (Team A), left-arm spinner Amrita Raj Upadhyay (Team B), fast bowlers Ravi Kumar (Team A) and Debopratim Haldar (Team E) were selected on the basis of their performances in recently concluded Vinoo Mankad Trophy by Junior national selectors.
20th October 2021 CAB Green defeated Pink team by 17 runs by VJD method in a rain hit CAB U25 Emerging Players League match today at BCA Kalyani.
The match was reduced to a 30 overs per side affair due to rain. Put to bat first Pink team posted 129/6 and Green team made 109/4 in 22 overs before rain interrupted the game again and the result was decided by VJD method.
8th October 2021 Bengal defeated Rajasthan by 6 wickets in ACA Senior Men's T20 practice match thanks to Kaif Ahamed and Ritwik Roy Chowdhury half-centuries today.
Electing to bat first Rajasthan scored 167/8 in their quota of overs while Bengal reached the target with 4 balls left to play.
While chasing Kaif hit a whirlwind 47-ball 70 not out containing 8 boundaries and 1 six while Ritwik hit 54 off 35 balls to ensure Bengal's victory.
3rd October 2021 Bengal Women's U19 team put up another all-round show to continue their winning run by beating Jharkhand by 6 wickets in Women's U19 One Day trophy today.
Put to bat first Jharkhand were bundled out for a paltry 87 runs in front of a dominating Bengal bowling attack and while chasing opener Sneha Gupta made 44 to ensure Bengal's big victory.
After Sneha went back scoring a match-winning 44 off 69 deliveries Piyali (13) and Priti Mondal (12*) ensured Bengal take the 4 points home.
3rd October 2021 Bengal defeated Secretary's XI by 9 runs thanks to their disciplined bowling attack in their second ACA Senior Men's T20 practice match today.
Put to bat first Bengal scored 141/7 in their quota of overs and their bolwers kept the noose tight to restrict Secretary's XI to 132/8.
Bengal bowlers Mukesh Kumar, MD Kaif and Sujit Kumar Yadav picked up 2 wickets apiece to make the chase difficult for opponents' batters. Mitta Reddy was the highest scorer for Secretary's XI.
3rd October 2021 Bengal U19 team were defeated by Haryana by 4 wickets as Ayush Kr Singh's fighting 82 went in vain in Vinoo Mankad trophy Elite group D match today.
Electing to bat first Bengal were reduced to 6/2 losing both the openers and Ayush showed patience to build a big innings. Ayush made 82 off 122 balls before being Vivek Kumar's victim, who went on to bag a four-wicket haul.
Skipper Abhishek Porel went back on 23 while Rahul Chowdhury (30) and Milind Mondal (22) added some crucial runs to take Bengal to 185 all out.
2nd October 2021 Baroda beat Bengal U19 team by 20 runs in Vinoo Mankad trophy Elite group D match today.
Put to bat first Baroda scored 118 runs before being bundled out in 39.3 overs while Bengal batters failed to chase the low target as they were bundled out for 98 runs.
Earlier Bengal bowlers put up a dominating show as Debopratim Halder, Toufiq Uddin and Amrit Raj Upadhyay picked up 2 wickets to bundle their opponents for a low total.
2nd October 2021 Bengal were defeated by 4 wickets by President's XI in in ACA Senior Men's T20 practice match today.
Put to bat first Bengal amassed 153/8 in their quota of overs while President's XI reached the target with 2 balls left to play thanks to C Gnaneswer's fluent half-century and Bandaru Ayyappa's 4-wicket haul.
President's opener Gnaneswerade made 69 off 54 deliveries containing 3 sixes toake the foundation of the victory while Chintapallli Kanthi (21) and Ricky Bhui (26) finished the job.
1st October 2021 CAB is all set to organise the U-25 Emerging Players' League from Oct 5, with a pink team being featured by the association to bring awareness about breast cancer.
It will be a 50 over match tournament played on a league basis with the top two teams playing the finals. All four teams will be CAB teams. October being the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CAB will field a pink team for the meet. The meet will have flexi schedules to accommodate the matches.
"The sole objective of this tournament is to provide opportunity to the U25 players before the selection of the Bengal U25 team ahead of the commencement of the BCCI U25 tournaments. We are determined to provide adequate match practice to the best boys from Bengal and this tournament is a step in this direction. CAB has always stood for noble causes and hence this meet will make endeavours to create awareness against Breast Cancer," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
1st October 2021 Bengal U19 team defeated Punjab in Vinoo Mankad group league match at Hyderabad today thanks to their dominating performance in both departments.
Electing to bat first Punjab were bundled out for 158 runs as Amrit Raj Upadhyay bagged 4 wickets while skipper Abhishek Porel remained unbeaten on 74 while chasing as Bengal finished the match on 161/3.
Bengal U19 coach Devang Gandhi said: "It was a pretty good show by the boys. Yesterday it was a close game but today it's a resounding win. It was really heartening to see the bowlers bowling with such discipline and the batters did a fantastic job especially Porel who is in scintillating form, was supported by Rohit. Overall fielding was good, so it's a fantastic team effort."
Ton-up Anustup, fiery Mukesh help Bengal win first practice game
28th September 2021 Bengal registered a dominating 82-run victory thanks to Anustup Majumder's fluent century and Mukesh Kumar's four-for against Secretary's XI in ACA Senior Men One Day practice match today at Mangalagiri.
Put to bat first Anustup hit Bengal amassed 329/8 in their quota of overs while their opponents were restricted to 247/9 as Mukesh starred with the ball.
27th September 2021 The CAB and Office Sports Federation today initiated a move to commence the office league and office tournament at the earliest.
A working group was formed today at a meeting held in CAB. It was attended by CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Hony Secretary Snehashis Ganguly, Jt Secretary Debabrata Das, Ground Committee Chairman Madan Mohan Ghosh and Mr Pradip Kr Basu on behalf of Office Sports Federation (OSF).
It was decided that CAB will help OSF with fixture, ground and match officials. The matches have to be played according to the specifications and guidelines provided by CAB.
26th September 2021 Veteran Indian pacer and Bengal's very own Jhulan Goswami touched added another personal milestone breaching the 600 mark in career wickets.
She achieved this feat against Australia’s captain Meg Lanningwho was caught behind for a duck in the 3rd ODI between India and Australia at McKay today.
"She is a living legend. At 38 she is still one of the fittest in the team and can change matches with her bowling prowess. I congratulate her in behalf of CAB. She has made us all very proud," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
23rd September 2021 Being only into the second season of Bengal T20 Challenge, the word domination got a new example in champions Barrackpore Bashers' campaign this year thanks to their classy batter captain Sudip Chatterjee and talented all-rounder Sujit Kr Yadav.
Before we lay out the list of the prizes bagged by Barrackpore players apart from the silverware, to be precise we can say they took home everything apart from the runners up trophy.
Barrackpore Bashers become Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge champion
23rd September 2021 Skipper Sudip Chatterjee led from the front with another classy innings while youngster Ankur Paul hit his first fifty of the tournament to help Barrackpore Bashers become Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge champion by beating Kolkata Heores by 5 runs in a rain hit final today at Eden Gardens.
The match was reduced to a 15 overs per side game. In-form Sudip starred with the bat omce again smashing 62 while Ankur made 61 to help Barrackpore post 154/3 while Kolkata were restricted to 149/6 as Karan Lal's gritty 49, Subhankar Bal's fighting 12-ball 28 not out went in vain.
While chasing Aamir Gani (14) went back off Sujit Yadav while trying to give a brisk start to Kolkata, Karan carried on with patience.
22nd September 2021 Sudip Chatterjee continued his fairytale run with the bat in the tournament by hitting a classy 73 not out to power Barrackpore Bashers to a 20-run victory against Kanchenjunga Warriors in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge semifinal today.
Barrackpore will be locking horns with Kolkata Heroes in the final tomorrow. Put to bat first in the 10 overs per side affair Barrackpore posted a mammoth 129/5 thanks to skipper Sudip, who showed his class to master a crucial 32-ball 73 containing 7 sixes and 4 boundaries in their quota of overs and in reply Kanchenjunga could only manage 109/5.
While chasing Kanchenjunga were reduced to 12/2 losing both openers Anustup Majumder (1) and Sayan Sekhar Mondal (1) cheaply.
22nd September 2021 Kolkata Heroes put up a dominating show to become the first team to reach Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge finals by beating Durgapur Dazzlers by 11 runs at Eden Gardens today.
The match was reduced to 10 overs per side affair and Durgapur put Kolkata to bat first after winning the toss. Kolkata amassed 106/5 in their quota of overs and their bowlers put up a dominating show to restrict table toppers Durgapur to 95/1.
Durgapur opener Abhisek Das and wicket-keeper Shakir Habib Gandhi's 70-run partnership went in vain as Kolkata bowlers kept things tight. After skipper Abhishek Raman (4) went back early without contributing much Abhishek made 48 not out crafted with 2 sixes and 3 boundaries.
21st September 2021 Krishnanagar Challengers skipper Arnab Nandi starred with both bat and ball to crush Kharagpur Blasters' hopes to qualify for semifinals in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Arnab smahsed unbeaten 59 and picked up 3 wickets as Krishnanagar registered a 50-run victory in their last group league match and Kharagpur finish at fifth with 16 points, 2 points behind fourth placed Kolkata Heroes.
21st September 2021 In a must-win to keep their hopes for the semifinals alive Kolkata Heroes defeated Kanchenjunga Warriors by 8 wickets (VJD method) in their last group league match of Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Kolkata have climbed up to the fourth spot with 18 points from 10 games while Durgapur Dazzlers, Barrackpore Bashers and Kanchenjunga have already cemented their semifinal spots.
19th September 2021 Sudip Chatterjee continued his superb from with the bat as Barrackpore Bashers defeated Kolkata Heroes by 11 runs in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens today.
Put to bat first Sudip smashed unbeaten 89 to help Barrackpore post 159/3 which is his fourth half-century this season. While chasing Kolkata were restricted to 148/7 as Sougata Dutta's 46-ball 72 went in vain.
While chasing Kolkata lost 4 top order batters for 30 runs. Mukesh Kumar drew the first blood removing Aamir Gani in the first over.
Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (20), Atanu Ghosh (4) and Karan Lal (1) were all back to the pavilion without contributing much while Sougata fought a lone battle smashing 6 sixes and 3 boundaries.
Durgapur Dazzlers thrash Kanchenjunga Warriors by 10 wickets
19th September 2021 Bowlers helped Durgapur Dazzlers thrash Kanchenjunga Warriors by 10 wickets in a rain hit Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge match today at Eden Gardens.
The game was reduced to a 5 overs per side affair. Put to bat first Kanchenjunga lost 7 wickets for 36 runs in their quota of overs and Durgapur openers Abhishek Das (16) and Abhishek Raman (18) stayed unbeaten till the end to win the match with 1 over left to play.
Earlier Durgapur bowlers put up a dominating performance against Kanchenjunga as Writtick Chatterjee picked up 3 wickets while Sayan Ghosh and Aritra Chatterjee bagged 2 wickets apiece to restrict them to a decent total.
Skipper Anustup Majumder opening the innings for Kanchenjunga scored 6-ball 12, highest for his team.
18th September 2021 In a rain hit Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge match today Kharagpur Blasters defeated Kolkata Heroes by 6 runs at Eden Gardens today.
The rain affected match was reduced to a 5 overs per side affair. Put to bat first Kharagpur skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi struck a fluent 15-ball 29 containing 3 boundaries and 2 sixes to post a total of 42/4 in their quota of overs.
While chasing Kolkata Heroes were restricted to 36/3 in front of a disciplined Kharagpur bowling attack.
Kaif removed Karan Lal early as Kolkata lost their opener to get reduced to 3/1. Subhankar Bal (18) along with Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (7) tried to resurrect the innings with a 22-run partnership till Sandipan Das (jr) sent back the Kolkata wicketkeeper.
After that Pradipta Pramanik bagged 1 wicket and Kaif bowled a tight over to help Kharagpur win the game.
17th September 2021 Mukesh Kumar bagged 4 wickets while Sudip Chatterjee struck half-century to help Barrackpore Bashers continue winning momentum by beating Kharagpur Blasters today in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens.
Put to bat first Barrackpore skipper Sudip hit 54 off 42 deliveries crafted with 2 sixes and 6 boundaries while Subham Dey smashed quickfire 19-ball 32 containing 2 sixes and as many boundaries to take the score to 152/5 in their quota of overs.
While chasing Kharagpur were bundled out for 118 runs with 4 balls left to play.
Mukesh bagged 4 wickets leaking just 16 runs and Sujit bagged 2 to rattle Kharagpur batting lineup while Dip Chatterjee fought a lone battle with 39-ball 41.
17th September 2021 All-round Durgapur Dazzlers defeated Krishnanagar Challengers by 4 runs as Arnab Nandi's fighting 44 went in vain in a crucial Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge match today at Eden Gardens.
With Krishnanagar needing 5 runs to win off the final ball, Sandipan Das hold onto his nerves to dismiss settled Krishnanagar captain Arnab and concrete Durgapur's top spot in the points table.
After the rain hit match was reduced to 7 overs per side affair and Durgapur Dazzlers were put to bat first to post 67/7.
Sayan Ghosh (3-15) and Writtick Chatterjee (2-15) shared 5 wickets between them for Durgapur to dismantle Krishnanagar batting lineup.
Sudip, Mukesh help Barrackpore Bashers thrash Kanchenjunga Warriors by 9 wickets
16th September 2021 Mukesh Kumar bagged 4 wickets while skipper Sudip Chatterjee struck unbeaten 78 to help Barrackpore Bashers register a massive 9-wicket victory against Kanchenjunga Warriors in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
The decision to bat first after winning the toss backfired for Kanchenjunga as they were bundled out for a paltry 122 runs.
While chasing skipper Sudip Chatterjee along with Ankur Pal (37) ensured Barrackpore's victory with 38 balls left to play.
Sudip struck 78 not out off 49 balls crafted with 6 boundaries and 4 sixes to stich a 109-run partnership with Ankur to set up a foundation for a comfortable win.
Earlier Mukesh, playing his first match Barrackpore picked 4 wickets leaking 15 runs while spinners Vikash Singh (3-27) and Sujit Yadav (2-26) shared 5 wickets between them to rattle Kanchenjunga batting lineup.
16th September 2021 Abhishek Das hit a fluent half-century and Aritra Chatterjee bagged a four-wicket haul to power Durgapur Dazzlers to a 30-run victory against Kolkata Heroes in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
The rain hit match was reduced to a 16 overs per side affair. Put to bat first Durgapur rode on 111-run opening partnership to post a challenging 132/3 in their quota of overs.
Kolkata batters were clueless in front of a dominating Durgapur bowling attack and could only amass 102/8.
Writtick Chatterjee sent Aamir Gani (5) back early while Aritra bagged the wickets of opponents skipper Ritwik Roy Chowdhury (3), Karan Lal (17), Ranjot Singh Khaira and Subhankar Bal (4) to turn the game in favour of Durgapur.
Kazi shines as Kharagpur Blasters end Kanchenjunga Warriors' unbeaten run
15th September 2021 Skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi struck an unbeaten 78 to lead Kharagpur Blasters from the front to hand Kanchenjunga Warriors their first defeat of the season in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Kharagpur won the toss and put their opponents to bat first. Kanchenjunga amassed 131/9 in their quota of overs and Kharagpur rode on Kazi's 54-ball 78 crafted with 7 boundaries and 4 sixes to finish on 137/3.
While chasing the target of 132 runs Kharagpur lost Abhimanyu Easwaran on the second ball of the innings off Sayan.
Kazi mastered the chase with his fluent innings and single-handedly turned the game in favour of Kharagpur.
Gani shines on return to help Kolkata Heroes beat Krishnanagar Challengers
15th September 2021 Playing his first match of the season all-rounder Aamir Gani starred in both departments to power Kolkata Heroes to a 7-wicket victory against Krishnanagar Challengers in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Electing to bowl first Kolkata bowlers led by Ramesh Prasad's four-for put up a dominating show to bundle Krishnanagar for 133 runs and in reply Gani starred with the bat to help Kolkata register a comfortable win.
After being picked by Kolkata in the mini player draft Gani played his first match this season and scored 36-ball 50 containing 7 boundaries and 1 six while opening the innings, while bolwing picked up 2 wickets leaking 23 runs.
13th September 2021 Anurag Tiwary picked up 3 wickets to keep Kanchenjunga Warriors continue winning momentum by beating Durgapur Dazzlers by 8 wickets and remain at top in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
The match was reduced to 7 overs per side. Put to bat first Durgapur amassed 50/6 in their quota of overs and while chasing Kanchenjunga rode on Abhirup Gupta (20*) and Subham Sarkar's 5-ball 16 not out to win the match with 8 balls left to play.
Earlier Anurag picked up 3 wickets leaking just 12 runs to make things harder for opponents batters. Mithilesh Das, Bapi Manna and Sayan Mondal bagged 1 wicket apiece for Kanchenjunga.
13th September 2021 Last evening's Durgapur Dazzlers versus Kolkata Heroes match will remain as one of the memorable encounters of Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge.
Not only because it was the first super over of the tournament but because of a young wicket-keeper batsman proving himself both behind and in front of the stumps and an experienced all-rounder rattling opponent's batters to leak only 4 runs in the super over to power their team to top of the table.
Young Shakir Habib Gandhi's masterclass batting along with Sandipan Das's ruthless spell last evening helped Durgapur Dazzlers win against a strong Kolkata Heroes side by 20 runs in super over after the 13 overs per side game was resulted into a draw.
12th September 2021 Kanchenjunga Warriors defeated Kharagpur Blasters by 24 runs (VJD method) to top the table with 7 points from 4 matches in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
The match was reduced to a 13 overs per side affair due to rain. Put to bat first Sumanta Gupta hit unbeaten 47 to power Kanchenjunga to 126/4 in their quota of overs. Kharagpur were given a revised target of 131 runs by VJD method.
In reply Kharagpur scored 106/8 as Mithilesh Das picked up 3 wickets leaking 20 runs to help his team carry on the winning momentum.
Abhimanyu Easwaran making his first appearance in the second edition went back scoring 12 as Anurag Tiwary caught him off Sayan Mondal.
Youngster Shakir shines as Durgapur Dazzlers beat Kolkata Heroes in super over
12th September 2021 Young wicket-keeper batsman Shakir Habib Gandhi put up a brilliant show both behind and in front of the stumps to help Durgapur Dazzlers notch a stunning super over win against Kolkata Heroes in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge match today at Eden Gardens.
Durgapur sent in Shakir along with Abhishek Das to bat in the super over and the wicket-keeper batsman struck 6-ball 22 containing 2 sixes and as many boundaries to post a challenging 25-run target in front of Kolkata.
Shakir did well earlier in the match too scoring 25, highest for his team and bagged 2 run outs.
Sandipan Das bowled for Durgapur in the super over and kept the noose tight around their opponents as they could score only 4 runs before losing 2 wickets of Karan Lal and Shvankar Bal to finish the game with 2 balls left to play.
11th September 2021 Kolkata Heroes defeated Krishnanagar Challengers by 53 runs thanks to fiery performances put up by their batters today at Eden Gardens in a rain hit Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge match.
The match was reduced to 16 over's per side affair and Krishnanagar Challengers elected to bowl after winning the toss.
Kolkata rode on Ranjot Singh Khaira's blistering 26-ball 48 crafted with 5 boundaries and 2 sixes to post 170/3. While chasing Krishnanagar were restricted to 117/6 as Kolkata bowlers put up a disciplined show to keep opponents batters at the bay.
11th September 2021 In view of the various requirements of the participating teams, and also considering that Bengal U19 probable players have left for Kalyani to prepare for their upcoming BCCI Tournament, a mini draft was held with the respective teams today at Eden Gardens.
4 players in each of the categories were included in the reserves. However, no further players had been considered for the wicket keeper category at this stage since all the teams have at least 2 wicket keepers in their teams.
Cricket Association of Bengal Jt. secy Debabrata Das said: "We had a successful mini draft with 20 reserved players today, considering that the Bengal U19 probable players have left their respective teams for preparatory camp. We here at CAB are leaving no stones unturned to make this tournament a successful one. This tournament being a platform to showcase their talents, performing cricketers will be considered for upcoming various age-group tournaments."
Writtick, Aritra shine as Durgapur Dazzlers beat Barrackpore Bashers
10th September 2021 Durgapur Dazzlers defeated Barrackpore Bashers by 8 wickets thanks to spin duo Writtick Chatterjee and Aritra Chatterjee in a rain curtailed Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens today.
After the first match was abandoned due to rain, second one also got affected as the game was reduced to a 5 over's a side match.
Put to bat first Barrackpore Bashers batters hit only one six in their quota of overs as they could amass only 38/4. Writtick bagged 2 leaking 14 and Aritra finished with a figure of 2-12 to choke the run flow and lasso the Barrackpore Bashers.
9th September 2021 Mithilesh Das and Dipanjan Mukherjee's late cameos after a patient half-century by Sudip Gharami helped Kanchenjunga Warriors seal a nail-biting 4-wicket victory against Kolkata Heroes today in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens.
Electing to bat first Kolkata posted 174 losing 4 wickets while Kanchenjunga reached the target with 4 wickets in hand to carry on winning momentum.
Needing 25 off last 2 overs to win Dipanjan hit a six and 2 boundaries off Geet Puri as he leaked 22 runs in the penaltymate over which took the game away from Kolkata.
9th September 2021 The second day of Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge saw two talented players Kaushik Maity and Dip Chatterjee steal the show with some out of the box performances on Wednesday.
While Kolkata Heroes bowler Kaushik showed off his ambidextrous side while bowling, Dip took two stunning catches that literally turned the scales in favour of Kharagpur Blasters who eventually won by 9-wickets.
Left-arm spinner being his primary identity, Kaushik changes his bowling hand when a left-hander comes to bat. This has flummoxed batters with this trick time and again.
Kazi shines as Kharagpur Blasters thrash Krishnanagar Challengers by 9 wickets
8th September 2021 Kharagpur Blasters rode on skipper Kazi Junaid Saifi's unbeaten half-century to thrash Krishnanagar Challengers by 9 wickets in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Electing to bat first Krishnanagar could manage only 112 losing 8 wickets while Kazi smahsed unbeaten 57 along with Dip Chatterjee's 43 (47) not out to finish the match with 20 balls left to play.
Kazi smashed 3 sixes and 5 boundaries during his 43-ball innings as opponent bolwers couldn't trouble Kharagpur batters much.
Ritwik leads Kolkata Heroes to victory against Barrackpore Bashers
8th September 2021 Kolkata Heroes defeated Barrackpore Bashers by 55 runs (VJD method) thanks to skipper Ritwik Roy Chowdhury's whirlwind half-century in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge match today at Eden Gardens.
It was reduced to 17 overs per-side affair due to rain as the match was halted for 40 minutes. Kolkata won the toss and elected to bat first.
Ritwik played a whirlwind 35-ball 67 not out crafted with 6 sixes and 4 boundaries to help Kolkata amass a fighting total of 154 for the loss of 2 wickets. Barrackpore were given a revised target of 160 runs through VJD method and they were restricted to 104/5 in reply
7th September 2021 Ayan Gupta starred as Krishnanagar Challengers beat Durgapur Dazzlers by 5 wickets in Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Tournament's first century-plus score was posted by Durgapur thanks to Abhishek Das' unbeaten 58 off 34 balls crafted with 7 boundaries and. 2 sixes to score 102/5 in their quota of 10 overs.
In reply Krishnanagar scored 107/5 to win the match thanks to Koushik Ghosh's 20-ball 30 and lower order contribution from Kanishk Seth (13) and Ayan Gupta's unbeaten 6-ball 19 crafted with 2 sixes ensured they reach the target with one ball left.
7th September 2021 Kanchenjunga Warriors registered victory in twhir first match of Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge tournament by beating Barrackpore Bashers thanks to Subham Sarkar's all-round show today at Eden Gardens.
Barrackpore won the toss and decided to field first. After a steady start Sudip Gharami went back scoring 14 as Kaif Ahamed caught him off Sourav Mondal.
Kanchenjunga scored 92/5 in a a rain truncated T20 match that was reduced to a T10 tie and in reply Barrachpore would only scpre 84/7 in reply.
Barrackpore all-rounder Sujit Kr Yadav bagged 2 wickets in the next over to dismiss the wickets of Sayan Sekhar Mondal (5) and Kanchenjunga skipper Anustup Majumder to derail their opponents.
Kolkata Heroes, Kharagpur Blasters eager to win tournament openers
7th September 2021 Kolkata Heroes and Kharagpur Blasters will begin their Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge campaign tomorrow against Barrackpore Bashers and Krishnanagar Challengers respectively.
Led by former Bengal U23 skipper Ritwik Roy Chowdhury Kolkata will aim to give a tough fight against a good Barrackpore side in the first match of the day.
Crafted with number of promising U19 players in Toufiq Uddin Mondal, Debopratim Halder Kolkata has the likes of Subhankar Bal, Karan Lal, Ranjot Singh Khaira to strengthen their batting lineup.
7th September 2021 A sudden deep depression over Bay of Bengal resulted in a heavy downpour in the city during the day threatening a wipeout of the first day's play of Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge. But the Cricket Association of Bengal management had other ideas.
The gloom of the grey skies had precipitated onto the players of the four teams ready to lock horns on the opening day. While Kanchenjunga Warriors were due to take on Barrackpore Bashers in the opening tie, Durgapur Dazzlers were supposed to test the mettle of Krishnagar Challengers in the second tie.
7th September 2021 Despite a sudden unexpected depression that opened the gates of heaven, the Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge got rolling today with a chic inauguration ceremony where the glittering trophy was unveiled by former Bengal skipper and Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Manoj Tiwary.
Earlier, Manoj was felicitated by CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, in presence of Hony Secy Snehashis Ganguly, Treasurer Debashis Ganguly and Jt Secy Debabrata Das.
Kanchenjunga Warriors take on Barrackpore Bashers in Bengal T20 Challenge opener
6th September 2021 The opening match of Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge 2021 will see Bengal skipper Anustup Majumder leading Kanchenjunga Warriors against Barrackpore Bashers led by another Bengal veteran Sudip Chatterjee at Eden Gardens tomorrow.
The tournament which promises a platform for the top performing local cricketers from Bengal to showcase their talents will see total 120 players playing for 6 teams across the tournament.
Kanchenjunga will highly depend on the Bengal skipper along with experienced Sumanta Gupta, youngsters Sudip Gharami, Abhishek Bose to score big runs for their team while Sayan Sekhar Mondal, Ashray Jha can prove to be crucial for the team thanks to their all-round abilities.
17 days, 33 matches, 120 players and a feast called Bengal T20 Challenge
6th September 2021 After incessant rains for over a month that threatened to throw a spanner in the plans of CAB, the second edition of Bengal T20 Challenge finally gets underway on September 7 with 33 rollicking T20 games in store over the next 17 days with a glittering trophy at stake.
The main sponsor of the Tournament this time is Byju’s powered by Fancode. This means all the matches will be streamed live on Fancode that has a registered 20 million viewers.
4th September 2021 The second edition of the Byju's Bengal T20 Challenge presented by Cricket Association of Bengal, powered by Fancode saw 120 talented Bengal players from different age groups being picked by in the players' draft pick today promising a fortnight of exciting cricket feast.
The event got off to a classy start with CAB president Avishek Dalmiya delivering the inaugural address followed by jersey launch of the respective teams. CAB Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Jt secy Debabrata Das and treasurer Debasish Ganguly were also present along with other committee members.
The Apex Council today passed the following resolutions unanimously:
2nd September 2021 CAB has registered an excess of income over expenditure to the tune of Rs 53.09 crores
It was decided that the 29th AGM of the association would be held at ITC Royal Bengal subject to availing of all necessary permissions. The Council further empowered the office bearers to book an auditorium for the purpose as a back-up.
CAB to appoint a CEO, a Civil Engineer and an Electrical Engineer to professionalise the organisational structure.
1st September 2021 Cricket Association of Bengal began the transfer for the season 2021-22 successfully with 245 players of various first and second division club registering their names today.
Bhowanipur, Kalighat, Shyambazar were among the big names present today and the whole process was organised maintaining strict Covid19 guidelines.
Tranfer Committee chairman Subrata Roy Chowdhury said: "We are very happy to start the player transfer process maintaining all guidelines. We are also very excited that the local cricket is about to begin. I thank CAB office bearers, my committee members for helping us making the process fluent. 245 players have taken transfers today."
28th August 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal and Visva Bharati have reached an agreement for regular physical and psychological evaluation of various age group cricketers for their all-round development.
The understanding was reached in presence of CAB President Avishek Dalmiya and Secretary Snehashis Ganguly and Prof. Bidyut Chakraborty, Vice-chancellor, Visva Bharati, over a concall.
According to the agreement, the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Visva Bharati, will provide data on Sports psychology, physiology and biomechanics for improved performance of the cricketers and also for analysing the physical fitness and individual differentiation of the players.
28th August 2021 Bengal T20 Challenge to have six CAB teams
The second edition of the Bengal T20 Challenge will feature teams six CAB teams created to assess the talent pool.
The meet would be played on a league-cum-knock out basis.
The starting date of the tournament will be announced depending on the weather conditions. More details about the meet would be given closer to the tournament.
22nd August 2021 Trials for Bengal U19 concluded today with 100 players participating at Eden Gardens indoor facility in the presence of chief coach Devang Gandhi and selectors Partho Sen, Avik Mitra, Kalyan Dhal, Devender Roy and Himadri Dutta.
Present at the trial were Joint Secretary Debabrata Das, Director Cricket Operations Joydeep Mukherjee, Spin Bowling Specialist Utpal Chatterjee and bowling coach Shib Shankar Paul.
Coach Devang said to CAB media post trials: "There were approximately hundred boys and there were some good talents. You have to keep in mind that due to the pandemic they didn't get a lot of practice, they were under lot of pressure but having said that there were a few good boys."
Infrastructure key focus in College committee meeting
21st August 2021 College Committee Meeting was held at Eden Gardens. The following decisions were taken:
1) Ground Equipments and Machineries would be provided to each of the Universities for development of their grounds.
2) CAB to provide Bowling Machines and help in preparation of concrete pitches.
3) Uniform Coaching Scheme would be formulated at the University level.
21st August 2021 Media Release: 21st of August 2021
The Cricket Association of Bengal in its Apex Council Meeting held at Eden Gardens today decided the following:
1) Bengal T20 Challenge would be organised from 2nd September 2021 tentatively. This edition would comprise of 6 CAB teams to be selected by the Selectors and would be used as a preparatory tournament ahead of the Domestic Season.
2) The Association intends to start the season early with J C Mukherjee Tournament from 3rd week of September (22nd onwards). Adequate practice facilities to the clubs would be provided before that. However, the exact dates would be finalised by the Association after interaction with the units.
17th August 2021 The CAB today appointed former India cricketer Devang Gandhi as the U-19 coach of Bengal.
Talking about his appointment CAB Hony. Secretary Snehashis Ganguly said: "Devang Gandhi has been an opener in international cricket. He was a dashing cricketer for Bengal. We have got him as the U-19 coach. This will help the young cricketers develop a mindset to play cricket in a positive way."
"This is the second homecoming for me. It is an exciting prospect working with the young boys. It's a new challenge to find, develop and nurture the fresh talents. Looking forward to the assignment," said Devang Gandhi.
10th August 2021 Bengal U23 probables are undergoing physical conditioning sessions at the Fort Williams
Coach Laxmi Ratan Shukla is leaving no stones unturned to ensure that the probables attain maximum mental and physical toughness ahead of the squad selection process.
"I have always believed that skills and fine-tuning can always be worked on. But mental toughness and physical conditioning have to be enhanced. It is the mental toughness that gets a batsman to grind out a difficult session or a bowler who his has gone wicketless after toiling for an entire session finds the physical endurance to bowl a few more overs.
2nd August 2021 Bengal U-16 coach Pranab Roy has been entrusted with the additional responsibility of providing inputs as a batting consultant for the various Bengal Women's Teams.
"The Bengal Women's Team have been performing consistently over the last three seasons. There are few very talented batters. Some are already in national team. Some are waiting in the wings for a call up. Mr Roy has been entrusted with the additional responsibility of batting consultant to help them further hone their skills ahead of the BCCI domestic season. We are giving utmost priority to their skill development," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
Bengal getting ready, Manoj focussed on new season
31st July 2021 Bengal probables are going through rigorous training sessions before the start of the season under head coach Arun Lal and Assistant coach Sourasish Lahiri, along with other support staff.
Lahiri expressed his happiness over the hard work put in by the youngsters and the commitment shown by the senior players in the team. Bowling coach S S Paul spent a long time with the bowlers.
26th July 2021 Bengal U23 coach Laxmi Ratan Shukla began the fitness camp with 60 boys and put in place a strict regimen that included asking the boys for staying away from Social Media.
"I have told the boys not to post anything on social media. They have to maintain a decorum and discipline. Those with long hair will need to pay a visit to the saloons immediately. Thirdly they will have to learn Bengali for team bonding," said Shukla, post the rigorous training session that lasted for over four hours.
The boys were divided into groups and came in batches for their training.
23rd July 2021 The first day of the camp for the season 2021-22 got off to a spirited start with the players fresh and eager to push the boundaries. All members in the probables attended the camp except those on the National team and Golam Mustafa and Sujit Kr Yadav who are indisposed.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya made a surprise visit and discussed some finer points with the think tank and gave pep talk to the players.
The squad began training at 6.30 am and the drill went on for the next two hours. Senior Bengal cricketer and now Minister of State for Affairs of Sports and Youth Manoj Tiwari did indoor rehab, while the rest of the group went through the practice regimen today.
16th July 2021 The Apex council of CAB today has approved taking in of new life members.
“We would be taking new life memberships to raise our corpus as we need to carry out infrastructure development works without delay to keep the facilities in sync with international standards,. It would also offer cricket lovers an opportunity to be members of this esteemed organization”, said Avishek Dalmiya, CAB President.
16th July 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal has taken stern action regarding the Document Verification Process wth 65 players having been identified with disputed documents.
The same was placed before the Apex Council in an emergent meeting chaired by CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, in presence of Hony Secretary Snehashis Ganguly and other office bearers. The council ratified the steps taken by the association in this regard.
10th July 2021 Bengal Chief Coach Arun Lal on Sourashis:
"I am very happy with his appointment. He is honest, hardworking, focussed and driven. He has been with the U23 boys for three seasons and he knows them very well. I know him personally and like him, he has been a spectacular cricketer for Bengal. I am looking forward to working with him."
10th July 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had earlier announced that Arun Lal would continue to be the Chief Coach of the Senior Bengal Team for the 2021-2022 season.
Today, the CAB announced certain other appointments of the Coaching Staffs:
1) Sourasish Lahiri has been promoted as assistant coach of the Senior Bengal Team considering his performance as a Coach at the U23 Bengal Men’s Team.
2) Former International Cricketer and Former Bengal Captain, Laxmi Ratan Shukla is set to be appointed as U23 Bengal Team Coach and the same is being finalised.
30th May 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has tied up with Apollo Hospitals and AMRI Hospitals to get the Bengal Players vaccinated.
Earlier the CAB had started with the Vaccination Drive with those who are above the age of 45 years and had got those associated with CAB like umpires, scorers, observers, etc vaccinated.
"Today is Jagmohan Dalmiya’s 81st Birthday. It is a well known fact that Mr Dalmiya always had the welfare of the cricketers as his priority. Therefore, we thought it is a befitting way of giving him a tribute by commencing the vaccination drive for the Bengal Players today, on his birthday. Lot of Bengal Players in different age group categories have started getting vaccinated today," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
CAB hopes to start the next season early, subject to the Covid situation then.
25th May 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal as a preparatory step has procured pitch soil ahead of the monsoons so that it can start preparing the pitches early. It is however, subject to the pandemic situation being in control at that point of time.
“We have procured soil required to make pitches at the grounds for the 2021-2022 season. Close to 60 trucks of pitch soil have been stored at Eden Gardens. CAB would make best efforts to start the next season early provided the situation permits then as safety of all concerned remains the priority and no compromise in this regard would be made by the Association”, said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
CAB starts Verification Process; vows to make the system cleaner
23rd May 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has started the process of verification of all the documents submitted by the respective players for playing in the First and Second Division Tournaments during the 2020-2021 season.
CAB had earlier stated that it has a zero tolerance policy to any corrupt practices and have also formed a Verification Cell recently for the first time to ensure complete transparency.
“We have decided to utilise this Lockdown Period productively as we have already started the verification of the documents submitted to us to ascertain its genuineness. This is a part of the cleansing process since we are determined to put the entire system in order at the earliest and in a time specific manner”, said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
30th April 2021 The Stay Safe Vaccination Drive-- initiative organised by Cricket Association of Bengal today saw 168 people being vaccinated.
People vaccinated included former international cricketers, umpires, scorers and groundsmen apart from Apex Council members, committee members and former committee members.
"We have organised this vaccination drive in association with AMRI. It went on beautifully without any hiccups. Though the first dose of vaccine was administered, awareness program was also simultaneously on that vaccine is not enough. Along with it we need to wear mask and maintain social distancing and follow all Covid protocols in order to keep the disease at bay.
24th April 2021 Nadia and Hooghly will lock their horns in CAB Inter District final after defeating North 24 Pargana and Siliguri in their respective semifinal matches today.
Nadia rode on Jhumia Khatun's unbeaten 82 to post 125/2 batting first and later Mita Paul and Sushmita Ganguly bagged 2 wickets apiece to restrict North 24 Pgs to 107/6.
Priyanka Sarkar fought a lone battle with 40 not out for North.
24th April 2021 Mohun Bagan rode on Vivek Singh and Abhimanyu Easwaran half-centuries to beat their arch rivals East Bengal in a high-voltage CAB First Division One Day tournament semifinal today at JU Second Campus ground.
Electing to bat first East Bengal batters did a decent job to post a fighting total of 278/8 while Bagan won the match by 3 wickets as they finished on 280/7 to successfully avenge their JC Mukherjee semifinal loss which was also a Kolkata derby.
Nadia, Siliguri, North 24 Pargana and Hooghly enter semifinals
23rd April 2021 Nadia, Siliguri, North 24 Pargana and Hooghly entered the CAB Inter District Women's T20 semifinals by winning their respective matches today.
Hooghly rode on Titas Sadhu's all-round effort to beat Burdwan by 2 wickets while Mita Paul scored 71 to help Nadia get past Howrah. Titas bagged 2 wickets for 15 runs and sashed 43 while chasing.
Abhisek's ton helps Bhowanipur move closer to second silverware of the season
23rd April 2021 Bhowanipur defeated Barisha Sporting by 1 wicket in a thrilling CAB First Division One Day semifinal match thanks to Abhisek Das' fluent ton in JU Second campus ground today.
Electing to bat first Barisha batters did well to amass 301/7 in their quota of overs while Bhowanipur won the nail-biting encounter by 1 wicket after finishing on 302/9.
Richa stars with the bat as Siliguri finish on top
21st April 2021 Siliguri defeated Burdwan by 7 wickets riding on Richa Ghosh's unbeaten 51 while Titas Sadhu continued her good form by scoring 58 to help Hooghly emerge victorious in CAB Inter District Women's T20 tournament to qualify for the round today.
Nadia, Uttar Dinajpur, North and Soutb 24 Parganas qualified after topping their respective groups while Howrah, Burdwan were also through as the two second best teams.
20th April 2021 Nadia beat Midnapore by 66 runs thanks to Mita Paul's unbeaten 83 and North 24 Pargana rode on Tanushree Sarkar's 63 not out to defeat Dakshin Dinajpore by 122 runs in CAB Inter District Women's T20 tournament.
Soumyashree put up an all-round show bagging 3 wickets and scoring 56 to ensure Burdwan defeats Cooch Behar. Burdwan opener Shrabani Paul starred with bat by smashing 86 to help her team post 185/1.
Mukesh bags six as Bhowanipur enter First Division One Day semifinal
20th April 2021 Abhishek Das' fluent ton, Mukesh Kumar's six-for helped Bhowanipur Club defeat Town Club by 125 runs to enter CAB First Division One Day tournament today.
Bhowanipur won the toss and elected to bat first. Bhowanipur posted 317/6 in their quota of overs and in reply Town Club were bundled out for 192 runs.
20th April 2021 West Bengal Police Sports Club defeated Uttar Palli Milan Sangha by 7 wickets in CAB Second Division One Day tournament final today at Eden Gardens.
Electing to bat first Uttar Palli were bundled out for a paltry 130 runs in front of quality bowling attack and WB Police finished the chase quickly as they scored 134/3.
Hooghly thrash Murshidabad in Women's District T20 opener
19th April 2021 Hooghly DSA, Howrah, Siliguri won their opening matches of CAB Women's inter district T20 opening matches today.
Hooghly thrashed Murshidabad by 151 runs as they posted 206/4 batting first thanks to Titas Sadhu's 79 not out and later restricted opponents for 55/9.
Howrah also posted a huge total of 192 for no loss riding on Ankita Chakroborty (88*) and Bristi Majhi (69*) half-centuries and later restricted opponents Dakshin Dinajpur to 32/8.
Sudip, Easwaran tons power Mohun Bagan into semifinals
19th April 2021 Abhimanyu Easwaran and Sudip Chatterjee smashed centuries as Mohun Bagan thrashed Calcutta Police Club to enter the semifinals of CAB First Division One Day tournament.
Bagan amassed 335/6 in their quota of overs while Calcutta Police were bundled out for 137 runs in reply as Sayan Ghosh ran through their batting lineup with a five-for.
Electing to bat first opener Vivek Singh went back scoring 20 for Bagan and Easwaran, Sudip stitched a 170-run partnership off the second wicket after that.
18th April 2021 East Bengal and Town Club have entered the semifinals of CAB One Day Tournament today by winning their respective matches.
EB defeated Eatern Railway Sports Association by 6 wickets and Town Club thrashed Md Sporting Club by 134 runs.
15th April 2021 Skipper Mamta Kisku and Saika Isaque half-centuries helped CAB Yellow beat Red team by 56 runs in CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Batting first Yellow team amassed 214 losing all wickets and in reply Red team were restricted to 168/9. In another match CAB Grey were victorious defeating Maroon team by 5 wickets.
14th April 2021 CAB Blue and Green emerged victorious in their respective matches to top Group A and B respectively today in CAB Women's One Day tournament.
Blue team defeated Pink by 76 runs while Green team registered a 4-wicket victory over CAB Orange.
North 24 Pargana, Nadia in CAB Inter District T20 final
13th April 2021 North 24 Parganas Champs defeated Biplabi Chandannagore and Nadia Super Dazzlers beat Birbhum Super Kings to enter CAB Inter District T20 tournament final today.
North 24 Pargana rode on Kaushik Ghosh's well-made 65 to post 183/7 batting first and in reply Chandannagore could only amass 161/6 in their quota of overs.
13th April 2021 Richa Ghosh's whirlwind 151 helped CAB Grey defeat Orange by 19 runs in a high scoring affair in CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Opting to bat first Grey were reduced to 11/3 as Sukanya Parida picked 2 wickets early for Orange team and Richa then showed her class to master a match-saving innings.
Richa smashed 151 off 109 balls to help Grey team finish on 298/9 while other batters falied to make much impact. Sukanya finished with 3 for 27.
North 24 Pargana, Chandannagore, Birbhum and Nadia in Inter District T20 semifinals
12th April 2021 North 24 Pargana, Chandannagore, Birbhum and Nadia won their respective quarterfinal matches to enter the semifinals of Inter District T20 tournament today.
North 24 Pargana Champs chased down 160-run target set by Hooghly River with 5 wickets in hand while Nadia Super Dazzlers rode on Ayan Gupta's quickfire 26-ball 49.
Uttar Palli Milan Sangha in Second Division One Day final
12th April 2021 Uttar Palli Milan Sangha defeated Ballygunge Sporting by 2 wickets to enter finals of CAB Second division one day tournament today.
Electing to bat first Ballygunge amassed 216 losing all wickets and Uttar Palli finished on 217/8 to win the match.
12th April 2021 Dhara Gujjar continued her superb form to help CAB Green maintain winning momentum by beating Maroon team by 3 wickets in CAB Women's One Day tournament today.
Electing to bat first Maroon team amassed 193 all out and Green team chased it down thanks to Dhara's 84 in 40.5 overs.
10th April 2021 Skipper Dhara Gujjar led from the front with an unbeaten ton as CAB Green defeated Grey team by 93 runs while CAB Pink skipper Mita Paul put up an all-round show to help CAB Pink beat Red team in CAB Women's One Day Cricket tournament today.
Dhara scored 135 off 143 balls to help Green post 282/6 in their quota of overs while Rupa Dutta added crucial 46 runs and Riya Das bagged 3 wickets for Grey.
10th April 2021 East Bengal thrashed ABP Sports Club by 172 runs as Ankur Pal hit a fluent century and Ankit Mishra bagged 5-wicket haul to help Barisha Sporting defeated Tapan Memorial by 9 wickets in CAB One Day pre quarterfinal matches today.
Electing to bat first EB were reduced to 28/2 losing Ranjot Singh Khaira (16), Md Arif Ansari quickly (3) while Ankur played a patients innings of 127 runs off 107 balls to steady the ship and post a total of 298/8 in their quota of overs.
CAB Orange, Yellow victorious in Women's One Day tournament
9th April 2021 CABOrange defeated Maroon by 2 wickets and Yellow defeated CAB Blue by 5 wickets in CAB Women's One Day tournament openers today.
Batting first Maroon amassed 183/9 and Orange team chased it down to finish on 187/8.
All-round Bhowanipur beat East Bengal to win JC Mukherjee trophy
8th April 2021 Bhowanipur Club became JC Mukherjee T20 trophy champion by defeating East Bengal by 25 runs at Eden Gardens today.
Bhowanipur players put up an all-round performance as they posted 188/4 batting first and in reply East Bengal were bowled out for 163 as skipper Sandipan Das ran riot through EB batting lineup with 4 for 38.
Bagan, Eastern Railway enter quarterfinals of CAB One Day tournament
8th April 2021 Abhimanyu Easwaran and Sudip Chatterjee hit tons as Mohun Bagan defeated Dakshin Kalikata Sansad by 147 runs in CAB First Division One Day tournament pre quarterfinal match today.
Electing to bat first Bagan amassed 348/6 and DKS were bundled out for 201 runs in reply.
Sudip hit 107 off 99 balls while Easwaran made 118-ball 132 while Dakshin Kalikata bowler Adim Shadab bagged a 4-wicket haul.
8th April 2021 Shibpur Institute defeated Taltala Institute by 6 wickets to win the N C Chatterjee Trophy at Eden Gardens here today.
Chasing an imposing 170 posted by Taltala, Shibpur reached 174 losing four wickets and five balls to spare.
Shibpur did not begin well but a 111 run third wicket partnership between Anup Barick and Dipak Prasad turned the tide for the team.
7th April 2021 Taltala Institute and Shibpur Institute will lock horns in the final of NC Chatterjee T20 tournament tomorrow at Eden Gardens.
Arnab Sikder will play a key role for Taltala with the bat as he’s currently the highest run-getter of the tournament with 327 runs from 6 matches, hit one ton and has smashed 21 sixes while Shibpur batter Dipak Prasad is also in good form with the willow as he scored 245 runs in 6 matches which also includes one century.
Taltala skipper Sandip said: “Players are excited for tomorrow’s game. We are playing good cricket throughout the tournament, we have good young players. Arnab, Ronit have been playing well for us and we are functioning well as team.”
East Bengal, Bhowanipur clash in JC Mukherjee T20 final
7th April 2021 Boosted by a thrilling derby win the semifinal East Bengal will lock horns with an upbeat Bhowanipur side in JC Mukherjee T20 tournament final at Eden gardens tomorrow.
Ranjot Singh Khaira and Ankur Das have done well with the bat for EB in the tournament as they are the highest and second highest run getter with 361 and 351runs respectively while Bhowanipur can rely on Kaushik Ghosh and Avishek Das who have also been batting well and scored 297 and 292 runs respectively so far.
5th April 2021 Arnab Sikder starred with the bat with unbeaten 91 as Taltala Institute defeated Uttar Palli Milan Sangha and Shibpur Institute won by higher runrate in a rain-curtailed match against Young Bengal Sporting Association in NC Chatterjee T20 semifinal matches today.
Put to bat first Taltala amassed 184/2 in their quota of overs as Arnab played a fliery 60-ball 91 run innings and in reply Uttar Palli were restricted to 147/8 as skipper Kunal Chowdhury's fighting 65 went in vain.
East Bengal win derby to face Bhowanipur in JC Mukherjee final
5th April 2021 Bowlers helped East Bengal defeat Mohun Bagan by 10 runs in high-voltage derby match while Bhowanipur were victorious against Tapan Memorial in JC Mukherjee T20 semifinal matches today.
Electing to bat first EB posted 154/8 as Sayan Sekhar Mondal smashed a quickfire 28-ball 44 and in reply Bagan were bundled out for 144 runs at Eden Gardens.
EB batters Ankur Pal (29), Ranjot Singh Khaira (26) added some crucial runs to put up a fighting score. Bagan pace spearhead Sayan Ghosh bagged 4 wickets leaking just 27 runs.
31st March 2021 Dip Chatterjee's whirlwind century and Sougata Dutta's all-round show powered Calcutta Customs to a thumping 199-run victory against George Telegraph while Calcutta Police defeated Shambazar by 4 wickets thanks to Priyanshu Srivastava's patient ton in CAB first division One Day pre quarterfinal matches today.
Batting first Calcutta Customs amassed 449/3 as Dip smashed 118 not out off just 47 balls along with Subhankar Bal (81) and Sougata Dutta (88) half-centuries.
Wile defending Customs bundled out George for 250 runs at Eden Gardens as Sougata starred with the ball by taking 4 wickets while Bapi Manna, Uddipan Mukherjee picked up 3 wickets apiece while Priyanshu scored 138 off 130 balls for Calcutta Police.
30th March 2021 Bengal will face Railways after entering semifinals of Womens Senior One Day Trophy by defeating Madhya Pradesh by 28 runs thanks to Deepti Sharma's blistering all-round show today at Rajkot.
Electing to bat first Bengal amassed 205 losing all wickets as Deepti smashed 94 while MP were bundled out for 177 runs in reply.
Deepti who starred with the bat bagged 3 wickets leaking just 40 runs along with Gouher Sultana who also picked up 3 for 22 to make sure Bengal enter the semis.
30th March 2021 Cricket Association of Bengal has organised a health check up camp today under the benevolent scheme at Eden Gardens where 220 people including the umpires, scorers, groundstaff and office staff got a health check up.
"It is our priority to take care of the various stake holders of Bengal cricket and hence the camp has been organised to give them a free ecg test, blood sugar, blood pressure and eye check up test," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
Parna shines again as Bengal virtually enter knockouts
20th March 2021 Parna Paul continued her good form with the bat as Bengal finished second in their group with a 90-run vicroty over Haryana in Womens Senior One Day Trophy Elite Group B match and virtually ensured their ticket to the knockouts today in Rajkot.
Bengal are now placed at second with 16 points from 5 matches with a better net runrate than other second placed teams, which makes them eligible for the knockouts spot but Rumeli Dhar led side will have to wait till the finals matches of Group D & E are played tomorrow.
20th March 2021 Mithilesh Das and Ajit Kumar bagged 4 wickets for Siliguri Bikas and Medinipur Heroes as both the teams were victorious in their respective matches in CAB inter district T20 tournament today.
Batting first Siliguri amassed 162/6 riding on Roshav Agarwal's half-century while Mithilesh bowling helped them bundle out Uttar Dinajpur Kulik Bird and in the other game Vi Raj (74*) half-century, Ajith four-wicket haul helped Medinipur beat Howrah Diamond.
17th March 2021 Hoighly River defeated Manbhum Warriors by 98 runs riding on Abhijit Mal's all-round performance while Nadia Super Dazzler beat Birbhum Super Kings thanks their bolwers Sanjay Sadhukhan and Tanmay Pramanik in CAB inter district T20 tournament today.
Batting first Hooghly amassed 217/2 in their quota of overs as Abhijit scored 87 and bagged 3 wickets later while S Yadav remained unbeaten on 98.
16th March 2021 Dipak Prasad hit 176 to help Shibpur thrash South Suburban while Bengal Sporting rode on Akash Golder's ton to beat Sahapur Sporting in CAB Second division tournament today.
Shibpur amassed 378 losing all wickets in their quota of overs and Monomit Mitra bagged 3 wickets to bundle out South Suburban Club for 194 runs.
Rahul Majhi bagged 5 wickets for Balak Sangha to clinch a narrow 5-run victory against Suburban Club.
16th March 2021 Parna Pal and Mita Pal hit half-centuries while Shreyoshi Aich bagged 4 wickets as Bengal defeated Uttarakhand by 79 runs in Womens Senior One Day Trophy today.
Pur to bat first Bengal amassed 231/4 and restricted opponents to 152/9 to bag four points from the game.
Bengal opener Mita smashed 60 off 71 balls to lay the foundation for a fighting score while Parna played a fluent 73 not out off 71 balls in the middle.
East Bengal, Md Sporting win; Shibpur's Raja bags 6 wickets in second division
15th March 2021 East Bengal and Md Sporting won their respective matches in CAB First division obe day tournament today thanks to tons from Sayan Sekhar Mondal and Nishant Dave respectively.
Md Sporting batted first and amassed 346/4 riding on Nishant's 126-ball 171 and restricted Belgachia to 314/2 while East Bengal chased down 190-run target set by BNR Recreation Club thanks to Sayan's unbeaten 108.
14th March 2021 East Bengal batter Ankur Pal smashed double ton against Bhukailash Sporting tohabd his team a huge 185-run victory and Sporting Union bowler Sidhant Jain picked up a 6-wicket haul in CAB first division One day tournament today.
Batting first Ankur smahsed 127-ball 200 to help East Bengal post a mammoth total of 375/2 and later restricted Bhukailash to 190/9 while defending a total of 309 runs Sporting Union's Sidhant bagged 6 to bundle Monoharpukur Milan Samity for a paltry 100 runs.
Karan Lal picked up 4 wickets to Barisha defeat Md Sporting by 5 wickets and Sambit Das smashed 75 in Dalhousie Club's 79-run win.
Ompal smashes blistering ton as Md Sporting thrash Dalhousie
13th March 2021 Md Sporting rode on Ompal Boken's blistering unbeaten century and Sumanta Gupta powered Barisha Sporting with a ton as both the teams registered victories in their respective CAB first division One day tournament matches today.
Batting first Barisha managed to score a mammoth 374/2 as Sumanta highest scored with 65-ball 102 and Md Sporting amassed 324/4 against Dalhousie Club.
Ompal smashed 101 not out off just 38 deliveries and while defending they bundled out Dalhousie for a paltry 97 runs to register 227-run win.
12th March 2021 Ranjot Singh Khaira continued his good form with the willow as he smashed a fluent 90 to power East Bengal to 6-wicket victory against Sporting Union and Avinash Kumar hit ton as BNR Recreation won in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Earlier Tanmay Kundu helped Sporting Union post 246/9 by scoring unbeaten 75 while Ranjot played a fluent innings to chase it down in 42.3 overs.
11th March 2021 Ranjot Singh Khaira and Sayan Sekhar Mondal starred with the bat as East Bengal defeated Monoharpukur Milan Samity in CAB first division One Day tournament today.
Calcutta Police rode on Priyanshu Srivastava's 93 to beat Tollygunge Agragami by 62 runs while Aryan's Anurag Tiwari bagged four-for as they won by 25 runs against United Club.
In another match BNR were victorious as they chased down 209-run target in 34.3 overs thanks to Avinash Kumar's 64 to beat Sporting Union.
11th March 2021 An upbeat Bengal Women's team will take on Railways in Women's Senior One Day trophy opener tomorrow in Surat.
Bengal has Railways, Assam, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Saurashtra in their group.
Bengal team coach Shib Sankar Pal said: "We have prepared well. My thanks to CAB who have supported and helped us to get back to training under proper guidelines after the Covid19 haul. We have played some matches too to prepare well. We will give our best on the field."
Parsee Club bowler Mayank bags four wickets in four balls; Asif's 189 powers Aryan to victory
10th March 2021 Calcutta Parsee Club bowler Mayank Chatterjee bagged four wickets off four balls as his team defeated National AC Club in CAB Second Division tournament today while Sk Asif Hussain smadhed 189 along with Shreyansh Ghosh's ton to help Aryan win in first division.
Mayank took a hattrick on the last three deliveries off the 26th over and claimed his fourth on the first ball of his next over and finished with a figure of 4-43 to defeate National AC Club by 5 wickets.
Priyanshu powers Calcutta Police to 8-wicket victory
9th March 2021 Calcutta Police rode on Priyanshu Shrivastava’s unbeaten 136 Runs 87 Balls to defeat United Club by 8 wickets in CAB First Division One Day tournament today.
Batting first United set a target of 267 runs but thanks to Priyanshu’s ton Calcutta Police won the match comfortably while Tollygunge Agragami defeated Aryan Club thanks to Abhishek krishna’s 67-ball 83.
9th March 2021 Kolkata Police and United Club players observed a minute's silence at the start of the CAB 1st Division One Day Tournament in memory of the ASI who lost his life in the Strand Road fire last night.
Calcutta Police ASI Amit Bhopal died on duty while trying to save lives at Koilaghata Railway head quarters on Strand Road where a devastating fire broke out last night. A total of 20 fire engines after a night long battle brought the fire under control.
Pritam smashes unbeaten double ton in Second division
7th March 2021 Cricket Club of Bhowanipur batter Pritam Ghosh Sambad d unbeaten double ton to help his team thash Bani Niketan by 237 runs in CAB Second Division tournament while Rajasthan Club, Tapan Memorial won in first division matches today.
Batting first Bhowanipur posted 399/3 in 45 overs as Pritam scored 205 not out off just 129 balls and bundled out Bani Niketan for a paltry 144 runs.
Rajasthan rode on Aditya Purohit's patient 88 to chase down 248-run target set by Kalighat Club with 4 wickets in hand, Souvick Ghosh bagged 3 wickets for George Telegraph to defeat Dakshin Kalikata Samsad while the match between YMCA and Eastern Railway was abandoned.
5th March 2021 Md Shoeb Khan and Raunak Singh (144) smashed centuries for Calcutta Rangers and Victoria Sporting respectively to help their team win today in CAB Second Division One Day tournament.
Victoria Sporting posted a mammoth total of 395/9 against Measurers and later bundled them out for 195 runs while Shoeb's unbeaten 102 helped Calcutta Rangers register a 83-run win against Bata.
4th March 2021 Mohun Bagan won against Calcutta Customs thanks to Prinan Dutta's half-century while Rahul Chowdhury smashed unbeaten ton to help Ballygunge United emerge victorious against Wari today in CAB First Division One Day tournament.
Chasing a target of 240 runs set by Customs Prinan scored 64 while Rajkumar Pal starred with the bat too by scoring 47 and Town Club rode on Naved Ahamed (70), Abhijit Singh (61) half-centuries to defeat Police AC as Abhijit Bhagat's 93 went in vain.
Scores were levelled in a match between Calcutta Sports Club and kidderpore Sporting, the latter one won the match by the virtue of lesser wickets lost.
Bagan win as Jayojit smashes ton; Prateek smashed double ton second division
3rd March 2021 Jayojit Basu smashed 90-ball 102 runs as Mohun Bagan thrashed Netaji Subhash Institute by 224 runs, Calcutta Customs rode on Subham Dey's unbeaten ton to beat Aikya Sammilani by 8 wickets in CAB First Division One Day tournament and Prateek Rai scored 220* for Greer as they won by 222 runs in second division today.
Vikrant Singh Rajput was another centurion of the who scored 112 runs to help Balltgunge United defeat Indian Boys Athletic by 7 wickets while Naved Ahamed smashed 79 in Town Club's 3-wicket victory against ABP Sports Club.
Rahul smashes 73-ball 165 as Young Bengal post 416/8; four tons in first division
2nd March 2021 CAB First Division One Day tournament started from today and four tons were scored in on the first day while Young Bengal Sporting Association scored 416/8 riding on Rahul Kundu's blistering 73-ball 165 in Second Division.
Rahul smashed 15 sixes and 11 boundaries enroute to his blistering knock and helped his team win by 200 runs.
ABP Sports club batter Abhijit Mal was the highest scorer of the day with 153 off 128 balls as he helped his club chase a challenging target of 289 runs and win by 9 wickets against Police Athletic while Suvankar Bal made 96-ball 107 for Calcutta Customs to beat Netaji Subhas Institute by 6 wickets.
1st March 2021 Following Bengal's dismal show in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the CAB top brass expressed its disappointment and assured a thorough review.
"We are deeply disappointed with the performance of the Bengal team in Vijay Hazare Trophy. We had expected a much better performance from the team. In fact the CAB Office Bearers will soon call a review meeting with the coach, captain and selectors to do an in-depth post mortem. It is absolutely important to find out the reasons for this kind of performance and address the issues. The performance of the support staffs will also reviewed," CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said.
1st March 2021 Howrah Union and National Athletic Club match in NC Chatterjee trophy match saw two tons scored today.
Batting first Howrah Union posted 156/4 in their quota of overs riding on Dipak Shaw's 104 while National Athletic batter Akash Shil (102) also smahded a ton to chase it down with 27 balls left to play and 9 wickets in hand.
Skipper Subhajit Ghosh hit unbeaten 80 off 39 balls along with Mohammad Ajjad's half-century to help Calcutta Parsee Club beat Mohunlal Club by 6 wickets.
1st March 2021 Bengal finished the group stages of Vijay Hazare on a dismal note losing to Haryana by 5 wickets in their last engagement here today.
Haryana won the toss and put Bengal to bat. At 3 for 49 and 5 for 85, the writing was on the wall. Had it not been for Subhankar Bal's 54 and Arnab Nandi's 30, the total would have been bleaker. Bengal innings finished for 177 in 45.2 overs.
Mohunlal Club bowler Masum bags four wickets in four balls
28th February 2021 Mohunlal Club bowler Masum Ahamed bagged 4 wickets in 4 balls in NC Chatterjee trophy on Sunday against Howrah Union.
In the last over of the first innings Masum romoved two Howrah Union settled batters Abdul Hadi (32), Deepta Narayan Adak (38) and in the two next successive deliveries Saikat Panja, Dipayan Raha went back without scoring thus restricting them to 160/7.
Earlier Masum gave his team the first breakthrough removing Md Shahnawaz (17). He finished with one maiden, five wickets leaking just 13 runs in his four overs.
28th February 2021 Ranjot Singh Khaira (83) and Ankur Pal (63) hit half-centuries as East Bengal marched to another victory while Monoharpukur Milan Samity defeated Bhukailash by 9 wickets in JC mukherjee trophy match today.
Batting first EB amassed 226/3 and later restricted BNR to 147/8 to complete 7-run victory over them while Arnab Chowdhury hit 53 not out for Monoharpukur.
In NC Chatterjee trophy Pritam Basak smashed century to hand National AC win while Ballygunge Sporting Club won by 54 runs thanks to Korak Sen's 79 runs.
28th February 2021 Bengal will take on Haryana in their last Vijay Hazare trophy match tomorrow at Eden Gardens.
Third placed Anustup Majumder's men will want to finish their campaign with a vitcory when they tale on Haryana who are now at the bottom of the Elite group E table.
While Bengal got back to winning ways after beating J&K in their last tie as their batters flourished with the willow.
27th February 2021 All-round Bengal defeated Jammu & Kashmir by 82 runs in Vijay Hazare trophy today in Kolkata.
Put to bat first Bengal amassed a mammoth 368/4 in their quota of 50 overs and in reply they bundled the visitors for 286 runs to bag crucial 4 points from the match.
Bengal made 4 changes to their squad as Md Kaif made his debut today while Abhishek Raman, Subhankar Bal, Kaif Ahamad also found their way back to the playing XI today.
26th February 2021 East Bengal and Monoharpukur Milan Samity scored 200-plus runs in their respective JC Mukherjee trophy matches played today and both won by big margin.
Batting first Shubham Chatterjee's half-century helped East Bengal amass 216/6 against Bhukailash and later restricted them to 133/7 to register a 83-run victory.
Monoharpukur on the other hand scored a mammoth 230/4 thanks to Arnab Chaudhury's unbeaten 81 against Sporting Union and later beat their opponents by 53 runs.
25th February 2021 East Bengal's Sayan Sekhar Mondal and Wari Athletic Club batter Ayush Pandey smahsed fluent tons as their team registered big victories in JC Mukherjee trophy today.
Batting first EB amassed 226 losing 2 wickets as Sayan made 105 off 57 balls, Anur Pal added 75 and later restricted Sporting Union to 155/4 to win the match by 71 runs while their arch rivals Mohun Bagan also won their respective match.
24th February 2021 Finalists of Ranji trophy 2020 will lock horns again almost a year after in different circumstances as Bengal will be desperate to get back to winning ways while Saurshtra will aim for the top spot in Vijay Hazare trophy tomorrow at JU Second campus in Kolkata.
Bengal head coach Arun Lal said: "It's do or die situation for us right now, we need to win all the matches left. We are hoping that we play to our potential. We'll take decision on the final XI before the game tomorrow."
24th February 2021 East Bengal began their campaign with a win riding on Ranjot Singh Khaira's unbeaten century while Mohun Bagan registered their first victory in their second match today in JC Mukherjee trophy today.
Batting first East Bengal amassed 219/2 as Ranjot scored 118 off 59 balls and they bundled out Monohar Pukur Milan Samity for 134 runs and Bagan rode on Jayojit Basu's fluent half-century to chase down 150-run target set by Netaji Subhas Institute in just 15.2 overs.
23rd February 2021 Mohun Bagan lost their first match as Mirza Danish Alam scored 97 for Aikya Sammilani to defeat the maidan giant by 4 wickets while Sporting Union, Calcutta Customs and Bhowanipur registered big wins in JC Mukherjee trophy today.
Batting first Bagan scored 180/2 thanks to Prinann Dutta's 94 not out while Aikya Sammilani won the match with 5 ball left to play.
Bhoanipur amassed 235/4 riding on Abhishek Das' 43-ball 85 and defeated Ballygunge United Club by 62 runs while Sougata Dutta scored 92 as Calcutta Customs scored 200/4 and later bundled out Netaji Subhas Institute for 132 runs.
23rd February 2021 Chandigarh continued their winning run as they defeated Bengal by 5 wickets in Vijay Hazare trophy encounter at Eden Gardens today.
Put to bat first Bengal amassed a fighting 253/9 in their quota of overs while Chandigarh chased the taget down with 7 balls left to play.
Bengal skipper Anustup Majumder said: "Our target was to score 300 if we bat first but due to losing wickets quickly that didn't happen. Though it was a fighting score. We lost wickets in clusters and that's why couldn't build big partnerships. Akash and Mukesh batted well and put up a good partnership."
22nd February 2021 Bengal will be aiming to continue their winning momentum when they take on strong Chandigarh team at Eden Gardens tomorrow.
While Bengal registered a 70-run victory against Services, Chandigarh also defeated Haryana and with both teams touching the 300-run mark we can expect a high-scoring affair.
Bengal skipper Anustup Majumder said: "It can be a high-scoring affair. They (Chandigarh) finished well in the last match, we were watching them after our match. All are good teams here, we have to play tough cricket. It was a good team effort for us last day, everyone contributed. It was a good win to give us the much needed momentum. We are looking forward to the next games now."
21st February 2021 Half-centuries by skipper Anustup Majumder and youngster Kaif Ahmad along with quality bowling performance ensured that Bengal gets off to a winning start in Vijay Hazare trophy by beating Services by 70 runs today at Eden Gardens.
Put to bat first Bengal posted 315/6 in their quota of overs and while defending they bundled Services for 245 as their last batter AP Sharma was absent hurt.
Bengal openers Vivek Singh (39) and Sreevats Goswami (28) showed patience and stiched a 71-run partnership before Pulkit Narang gave Services the breakthrough by removing the Bengal keeper and the latter one was run out after one ball.
21st February 2021 YMCA rode on Praveen's unbeaten 93 to beat Kolkata Union Sporting by 92 runs while Tapan Memorial continued their winning momentum with an 8-wicket victory over Eastern Railway Sports Association thanks to Ayush Das' 53-ball 91 in JC Mukherjee trophy today.
YMCA postes 156/7 in their quota of overs and while defending bundled out Kolkata Union for a paltry 64 runs to win the match while Abhishek Bose smashed a half-century to hand Aryan victory.
20th February 2021 Tapan Memorial thrashed Kolkata Union Sporting Club by 10 wickets while Swanbha Ghoshal hit unbeaten half-century to help Rajasthan Club beat Kalighat by 5 runs in JC Mukherjee trophy today.
Chasing a target of 115 runs Akhil Kohar stayed unbeaten till the on 66.
20th February 2021 Bengal will lock horns with Services for their Vijay Hazare trophy opener at Eden Gardens tomorrow.
Along with Bengal in Elite Group E there are Services, Jammu & Kashmir, Saurashtra, Haryana, Chandigarh and all the matches will be played in Kolkata.
Bengal skipper Anustup Majumder who is also in good form with the willow said: "There won't be any Ranji trophy this year, that's why this tournament is our main target. We are well prepared for Vijay Hazare. We have prepared well, there are good teams in the tournament and our primary target is to qualify for the next stage. We have played Syed Mushtaq Ali before this, not played well in some sessions and that's why we couldn't qualify for the knockouts. We have to work on the areas we were lacking and everyone has worked hard to prepare well, in good shape."
19th February 2021 Devendra Singh's unbeaten ton helped Eastern Railway Sports Association won against Kolkata Union Sporting while Abhishek Bose's unbeaten century went in vain as Aryan were defeated against Tollygunge Agragami in JC Mukherjeee trophy matches today.
In other first division matches YMCA rode on Bipro Sen's 34-ball 60 not out to beat Tapan Memorial by 6 wickets while Kalighat went home with a hard fought 10-run victory in a low scoring match with Daksin Kolkata Sansad.
17th February 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal along with YMCA today unveiled its first practice facility at the latter's maidan premises that will be dedicated to Women's and Boys age group cricket.
"This will be the first practice facility of CAB in the Maidan dedicated to Women's cricket and Bengal U-16 and U-19 boys.
This will give the women's team a permanent traning place at the Maidan and help them access the indoor facility, with a state of the art Gymnasium and swimming pool, at Eden Gardens simultaneously," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
15th February 2021 Town Club, Dalhousie Athletic, Shambazar registered victories in their respective matches in JC Mukherjee trophy today.
Sourav Paul's (63) half-century powered Town to 10-run win against Police Athletic, Dalhousie rode on Prince's blistering 39-ball 63 not out while Md Irfan Ansari hit unbeaten half-century to help Shambazar beat Kumartuli Institute.
In other first division matches Paikpara Sporting, Belgachia United and Kidderpore Sporting were victorious.
14th February 2021 Nishant Dave and Vikash Singh smashed half-centuries to help Md Sporting defeat Barisha Sporting by 4 wickets in JC Mukherjee trophy today.
Barisha made 169/6 batting first and Vikash stayed unbeaten on 65 while Nishant made 67 to chase down the target.
13th February 2021 On the inaugural day of JC Mukherjee trophy Md Sporting, Town Club and Barisha Sporting registered victories to get off to a good start.
Batting first Md Sporting scored a huge 206/4 in their quota of 20 overs thanks to Nishant Dave's 74 while opponents Dalhousie could amass 183/5.
12th February 2021 Local cricket resumed today after a long haul of 334 days due to Corona Virus pandemic with 14 first and second division matches today.
Cricket Association of Bengal President Avishek Dalmiya, Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Vice-President Naresh Ojha, Treasurer Debasish Ganguly, Jt. Secretary Debabrata Das formally got the games rolling with ceremonial tossing of silver coins for JC Mukherjee Trophy (1st Division) and NC Chatterjee Trophy (2nd Division) matches at Kalighat and Rajasthan grounds respectively.
Learn from the past mistakes and move on: Bengal coach Arun Lal
6th February 2021 Bengal head coach Arun Lal insisted that one needs to learn from the past and move on in order to improve and an upbeat, well-prepared Bengal side is gearing up for the next post practice session at JU Second campus ground today.
When asked about how Bengal is preparing for Vijay Hazare Trophy after crashing out of Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament from group stage Bengal coach said: "You learn from the past and move on. You can't hold baggage of the previous years or the previous tournament. It's a dynamic game, you move on, you learn from you mistakes, losses and forget about it. We are preparing very hard for the next."
3rd February 2021 Fanfare, festivity and cricket bonhomie returned to Eden Gardens on the occasion of the 93rd Foundation Day of Cricket Association of Bengal.
The friendly between President's XI and Secretary's XI replete in history and steeped in tradition got rolling at the majestic Eden Gardens in presence of a sizeable gathering of members seated maintaining the norms of new normal.
But the physical distance between individuals was aptly made up by the festive spirit and cheer as the two teams lined up for the game.
Secretary's XI emerged winner in a nail-biting finish by beating President's XI by 7 wickets.
3rd February 2021 1480 donors took part at the mass blood donation camp organised by Cricket Association of Bengal on the occasion of the 41st Frank Worrell Day today at Eden Gardens and in all the subdivisions of all the districts of West Bengal.
For the very first time the certificate given to the donors will be signed by a woman player as India cricketer Jhulan Goswami signs this year in a call for gender equality.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya hoisted the association's flag to commemorate the 93rd Foundation Day of the association.
2nd February 2021 Veteran India and Bengal bowler Ashoke Dinda today retired from all formats of cricket.
He was presented with a silver plaque and a bouquet thanking him for his contribution by CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Secretary Snehashis Ganguly and Jt Secretary Debabrata Das.
Talking to the media at CAB, he said: "I am today retiring from all formats of cricket. I have sent the mails to BCCI and GCA to this effect. There have been several people who have helped me throughout my career whom I would like to thank beginning with my parents. Then it's Dada (Sourav Ganguly). It is because of him that I got to play for Bengal and when as skipper he stood at mid-off he would always guide and encourage me."
23rd January 2021 CAB Secretary Snehashis Ganguly is doing well after his operation and is expected to be back very soon.
"I am doing very well. I am getting good care and attention from Apollo Hospital. A big thanks to Dr. Aftab Khan, Dr. Saroj Mondol, Dr. Shubro Banerjee and Team Apollo for the way my angioplasty was handled. I will be back to work very soon," said Snehasish Ganguly while recuperating in his cabin.
22nd January 2021 The Cricket Association of Bengal held a meeting with the secretaries of all the affiliated District Sports Aassociations regarding resumption of district cricket tournament.
After discussion it has been decided that the One Day, T20 and women's tournaments would be held initially. Decison pertaining to the balance tournaments, including age group tournaments, would be taken in due course of time.
18th January 2021 Narayan Jagadeesan continued his superb form with the bat to smash an unbeaten 71 to help Tamil Nadu emerge as group champions and nullify Bengal's chances of qualifying for the knockouts with a 8-wickets victory in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy today at Eden Gardens.
16th January 2021 Assam queered the pitch for Bengal defeating the home side by 13 runs in the penultimate group tie of Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy at Eden Gardens today.
Bengal won the toss and elected to bowl, but could not make use of the conditions as Assam rode a 77 run unbeaten effort from Riyan Parag to put up a healthy 157 for 5 in their quota. Bengal finished at 144 for 8 after a below par performance.
15th January 2021 An upbeat Bengal side will take on Assam in their next Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament match tomorrow with the focus on fighting for top spot at Eden Gardens.
Despite having same points Bengal are now placed second to Tamil Nadu due to net runrate in the points table.
14th January 2021 It was an all-round Bengal team thumping the fists in the air at Eden Gardens today when Sreevats Goswami's classy innings guided them to a 6-wicket victory after Ishan Porel and Akash Deep ran riot through Hyderabad batting lineup earlier.
Electing to field Bengal pace duo Ishan and Akash bagged 4 wickets apiece to bowl Hyderabad out for 157 while Sreevats smashed a fluent 48-ball 69 not out to help Bengal score 161/4 and make it three wins in a row.
14th January 2021 Jharkhand registered first victory of Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament thanks to Virat Singh's unbeaten century by beating Assam by 51 runs in an one-sided encounter today at JU Second campus ground in Kolkata today.
Electing to bat first Jharkahnd rode on Virat's 103 not out off 53 balls along with Saurabh Tiwary's 57 to score a mammoth 233/3 while Assam also fought back with Riyan Parag's 38-ball 67 but at the end were restricted to 182/7.
14th January 2021 Tamil Nadu registered another thumping victory thanks to their tight bowling performance and Narayan Jagadeeshan's fluent half-century to defeat Odisha by 8 wickets in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament today at Eden Gardens.
Electing to bat first Odisha batter struggled in front of TN bowlers as they could score 132/9 in their quota of 20 overs while TN reached the target comfortably riding on Jagadeeshan's 38-ball 61 by making 136/2 in just 15.1 overs.
13th January 2021 A confident Bengal will be looking to make it three in a row when they take on defiant Hyderabad in their next Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament match at Eden Gardens tomorrow.
Bengal, riding high on back-to-back victories thanks to Vivek Singh's blistering batting and the lethal pace attack led by Ishan Porel are currently at second in the points table despite having same points as Tamil Nadu would be looking to make the runrate better against Hyderabad.
12th January 2021 Tamil Nadu bowlers put on a dominating show while openers Hari Nishaanth and Narayan Jagadeeshan stayed unbeaten till the end to thrash Assam by 10 wickets in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy today at Eden Gardens.
Tamil Nadu's decision to bowl first after winning the toss worked well as their bowlers made life uncomfortable for opponent's batters as Assam could only amass 126/7 in their quota of overs and TN chased that target with 5 overs left to play and finished on 128 for no loss.
12th January 2021 A classy maiden unbeaten century from Vivek Singh in the shortest format of the game ensured full points for Bengal in their second tie of Group B of Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy at Eden Gardens today.
Batting first Bengal made 161 for six.
12th January 2021 Hyderabad defeated Odisha by 6 runs in Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament today at JU Second Campus ground to win their first match in the meet.
Put to bat first Hyderabad rode on Tilak Varma's 35-ball 44 and skipper Tanmay Agarwal's 34 to post a fighting 153/8 in their quota of 20 overs while Odisha could only score 147/4 to lose their second game in a row.
Bengal eager to continue winning momentum against Jharkhand
11th January 2021 Boosted from 9-wicket victory in their opening Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match a confident Bengal side will be hoping to carry on the winning momentum when they will lock horns with Jharkhand at Eden Gardens tomorrow.
Bengal's three-legged pace attack led by Ishan Porel has once again showed their domianance by scalping total 8 wickets in the last match. While Ishan bagged 4 Akash Deep and Mukesh Kumar picked up 2 wickets apiece and Bengal will depend highly on them against Jharkhand who lost against Tamil Nadu in the last match.
10th January 2021 Assam defended a competitive 159 for five under lights at Eden Gardens in their first match of Group B of Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament defeating favourites Hyderabad by 2 runs in a tightly fought contest that was decided on the last ball of the match.
Assam was put to bat by Hyderabad and rose to the challenge. In the end Hyderabad finished their innings at 157 for 8 to concede defeat.
10th January 2021 Tamil Nadu rode on C Hari Nishaanth's unbeaten 92 and skipper Dinesh Karthik's powerful batting to defeat Jharkhand by 66 runs in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament opener at Eden Gardens today.
Put to bat first Tamil Nadu posted a total of 189/5 in their quota of overs while in reply Jharkhand could only manage to score 123 losing 7 wickets.
10th January 2021 A fine half century from Vivek Singh ensured Bengal register a facile nine wicket victory over Odisha in their first Group B tie of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the JU Salt Lake campus today.
Chasing 114 to win after Oshisa was bowled out for 113 in their 20 overs, Bengal reached the target in 12.2 overs losing one wicket, with Vivek Singh and debutant Suvankar Bal remaining unbeaten on 54 and 34 respectively.
9th January 2021 As the BCCI domestic season starts off from tomorrow with Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament an upbeat Bengal side will be eager to start on a winning note when they take on a well-prepared Odisha in their campaign opener tomorrow at JU Second Campus ground in Kolkata.
Jharkhand, TN, Bengal spice up Group B of Mushtaq Ali meet
9th January 2021 The Elite Group B of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy kicking off tomorrow featuring six teams will throw up a keen contest with Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Bengal having a slight edge on paper at least.
Can't afford to play a single ball loosely: Anustup
8th January 2021 Newly appointed Bengal captain for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament Anustup Majumder expressed confidence on his men and made it clear that to win the silverware Bengal can't afford to play bad cricket for even one ball during the tournament.
Hopefully I will get a lot of runs this season: Easwaran
8th January 2021 Bengal's talented batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran cleares his intention to score a lot of runs this season for his team and live upto his reputation ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
31st December 2020 CAB President Avishek Dalmiya and Hony Secretary Snehasish Ganguly today spoke to Anustup Majumdar, Shreevats Goswami and Abhimanyu Easwaran and made them aware that the decision taken is only for the length of the tournament in question. The selectors felt that without the burden of captaincy over his head Abhimanyu would be able to play more freely and deliver up to his potential.
V. V. S. LAXMAN ON BENGAL’S CHANCES IN THE UPCOMING SYED MUSTAQ ALI TROPHY
29th December 2020
1. Do you think Abhimanyu’s captaincy affected his batting?
I don't think captaincy will affect Abhimanyu Easwaran's performances at all. I believe with additional responsibility in fact much better. That's what he has been doing for Bengal for so many years, he's been a prolific run-getter. He performed not only for Bengal but also in the opportunities he got for India A he has done exceedingly well. That's why I don't think the extra responsibility of leading this side will affect his batting.
17th December 2020 Bengal probables today began the camp maintaining strict Covid protocols for Syed Mustaq Ali T20 Meet at Jadavpur University Second Campus ground under the supervision of CAB Vision 2020 consultant VVS Laxman and head coach Arun Lal today.
25 Bengal probables along with director-cricket operations Joydeep Mukherjee, bowling coach Ranadeb Bose, spin-bowling consultant Utpal Chatterjee and trainer Sanjib Das were present at the training session.
8th December 2020 Mohun Bagan became the second team to enter Bengal T20 Challenge finals beating Town Club by 9 wickets thanks to their spinners and Vivek Singh's blistering unbeaten half-century today at Eden Gardens.
Mohun Bagan skipper Anustup Majumder said: "We have been playing really good cricket for last 4-5 matches. Vivek getting back in form, addition of Rajkumar have been two x-factors for us. We will give our best and try to continue this momentum tomorrow in the final."
8th December 2020 Tapan Memorial becomes the first team to reach Bengal T20 Challenge finals beating Kalighat Club by 25 runs thanks to Vikash Singh's all-round masterclass today at Eden Gardens.
Vikash Singh bagged 4 wickets and smashed a quickfire 22-ball 34 while opening the innings for Tapan Memorial.
An elated Tapan Memorial skipper Shahbaz Ahmed said: "There was help for the spinners on the wicket so we wanted to target the medium pacers while batting. 150 was our primary target but we could've done better at the death. We were positive that we'll be able to defend this total. We are very to reach the finals."
7th December 2020 Riding on Prayas Ray Barman's fluent 46-ball 68 Tapan Memorial beat Calcutta Customs by 6 wickets to go top of the table as league matches of Bengal T20 Challenge were concluded today at Eden Gardens.
"Tapan Memorial ends the group league stage at the top of the table. We dedicate this performance to Tipu Da (Subroto Sarkar) whom we lost during the lockdown. His motivation was just cricket and ground and we take this opportunity to acknowledge his dedication," said Harshvardhan Kalyani, Tapan Memorial's representative to CAB .
7th December 2020 Azan Ansari and Md Kaif shared total 7 wickets between them to help Town Club defeat East Bengal by 3 runs and go top of the table though for the time being in Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Azaz got 4 for 13 while Kaif bagged 3 leaking 21 runs to steal a close match and go top of the table with 28 points from 10 matches.
Azaz said: "When we were batting at first we understood that the ball is turning and if we can get couple of wickets early it won't be an easy target for East Bengal to chase. We have played well as a team and bowled well too."
6th December 2020 Sudip Chatterjee continued his fairytale run to play another match-winning knock to help Kalighat Club reach semifinals of Bengal T20 Challenge by beating Calcutta Customs by 4 wickets in a nail-biting finish here today at Eden Gardens.
Chasing a challenging target of 170 runs Kalighat lost Jayojit Basu cheaply to get reduced to 8/1 in the very first over while Sudip came out next to hit 79 off 47 deliveries and lay foundation for a memorable victory.
6th December 2020 In a must-win game for both of the teams traditional rivals Mohun Bagan rode on Anurag Tiwary's four-for and Vivek Singh's quickfire half-century to defeat East Bengal once again in Bengal T20 Challenge by 36 runs to make two derby wins in a row and booked their place in the semifinals today at Eden Gardens.
With this win Bagan joined Tapan Memorial and Town Club in the semifinals while the fourth spot is yet to be decided.
Kaif powers Town to victory as Ahmed's ton goes in vain
6th December 2020 Town Club defeated table toppers Tapan Memorial by 2 runs thanks to Md Kaif's incredible spell while Tapan Memorial's Kaif Ahmed's blistering century went in vain in Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Chasing a target of 166 runs Ahmed fought a lone battle by smashing 108 off 62 deliveries crafted with 11 sixes and 4 boundaries before being removed by Kaif in the last over who successfully defended the total with Tapan needing only 4 runs off the last over to win.
5th December 2020 Mohun Bagan defeated Kalighat Club by 6 wickets in a must win game to keep their chances alive for Bengal T20 Challenge knockouts thanks to Vivek Singh's blistering 24-ball 61 and Writtick Chatterjee's all-round brilliance here at Eden Gardens today.
With this crucial victory Bagan climed uo to third position with 16 points from 9 games while Kakighat are at fourth with same points.
5th December 2020 Tapan Memorial put on another all-round show to defeat East Bengal and stayed top of the table with 24 points from 8 matches in Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Chasing a target of 130 runs Tapan batters won the match comfortably by 6 wickets and 10 balls left to play.
Tapan Memorial won the toss and decided to out East Bengal to bat first. EB opener Abhimanyu Easwaran (1) went back early while Shreevats Goswami (29) and Ranjot Singh Khaira (28) tried to resurrect the innings but Tapan bowlers kept things tight and continued to take wickets in regular intervals.
4th December 2020 Adisciplined Mohun Bagan bowling attack along with Writtick Chatterjee's all-round show ensured that the maidan giants stay alive in Bengal T20 Challenge as they defeated Calcutta Customs by 8 wickets today at Eden Gardens.
Calcutta Customs won the toss and elected to bat first. Mohun Bagan bowlers lassoed Customs batters with their disciplined bowling to restrict them to a paltry 119/5 in their quota of 20 overs.
4th December 2020 Jayojit Basu and Prinan Dutta stiched 112-run partnership to help Kalighat register a much-needed 14-run victory against Town Club and move up to third position with 16 points in the points table in Bengal T20 Challenge today at Eden Gardens.
Town Club won the toss and put Kalighat to bat first. Openers Jayojit and Prinan gave Kalighat flying start with a 100-plus partnership as they managed to post 149/4 in their quota of 20 overs.
Ramesh's four-for, Prayas' late cameo steals victory for Tapan
3rd December 2020 Ramesh Prasad's four-wicket haul and Prayas Ray Barman's late cameo with the bat sealed an emphatic win for Tapan Memorial as they beat Kalighat Club by 2 wickets in a low-scoring affair in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens today.
Chasing a target of 109 runs Tapan were reduced to 84/8 while Prayas kept his cool to smash 3 sixes en route to his blistering 14-ball 25 and helped his team earn 4 points.
Prayas said after his match-winning knock: "I had faith in my abilities and knew if we can take it deep there's a chance to win this match. I practiced big hitting and believed that if I can stay till the end, I will be able to win this match for my team. I tried my best and thankfully our plan worked."
3rd December 2020 East Bengal's three-legged spin attack bagged total 7 wickets to defeat Calcutta Customs by 41 runs and registered third win in a row in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens today.
East Bengal won the toss and elected to bat first. In a low-scoring match East Bengal could manage to post 118 losing all wickets in their quota of 20 overs and thanks to the spinners successfully defended the total to bundle out Customs for a paltry 77 runs.
CAB announces insurance for differently abled cricketers
3rd December 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal today observed World Disability Day 2020 with their current crop of differently abled cricketers at Eden Gardens today before the start of the day's play.
Around 30 differently abled cricketers of all three categories-- hearing impaired, visually challenged and physically challenged-- visited Eden Gardens today and were peesent for the customary bell ringing by Minister of State Department of Youth Services and Sports Laxmi Ratan Shukla. Later they were greeted with bouquets.
2nd December 2020 Customs skipper Sumanta Gupta led from the front to help Calcutta Customs defeat table toppers Town Club by 6 wickets to bounce back to winning ways in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens today.
Town's decision to bat first backfired as Customs bowlers did well to restrict them for a paltry 110/6 in their quota of 20 overs.
2nd December 2020 Tapan Memorial registered thumping 5-wicket victory over Mohun Bagan thanks to skipper Shahbaz Ahamad's 24-ball 51 in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens today.
Electing to bat first Bagan got off to a steady start riding on debutant Ankur Pal's 39 off 30 balls but Tapan bowlers bowled with discipline to restrict them for 129/5 in their quota of 20 overs.
1st December 2020 The first bowler to bag a hattrick and five-for in Bengal T20 Challenger Ananta Saha revealed that he had no idea that the first ball of the nineteenth over was his hattrick ball and he only tried to bowl in the right area.
Revealing that he didn't have any special plan for that ball Ananta said: "I didn't know that was my hattrick ball, I just wanted to bowl in the right length. I am glad that I got wicket off that ball and my team won this match."
1st December 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal today observed World Aids Day with the kids of Anandaghar at Eden Gardens today ahead of the day's first game between Town and Mohun Bagan.
On the occasion CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said: " The theme of World AIDS Day 2020 is ‘Global solidarity, shared responsibility’. This would help in defeating the coronavirus and also end the AIDS epidemic and ensure the right to health for everyone. We hope that COVID-19 vaccine would be out sooner than later. Also, we expect that HIV treatments and care – are affordable and available to everyone across the globe. The Association marked the Day and showed its support for people living with HIV. Players wore red ribbons on their t-shirts during matches of the Bengal T20 Challenge."
1st December 2020 Tournament's first five wickets haul including a hat-trick from Ananta Saha helped Town solidify their position at the top of the table in the Bengal T20 Challenge brushing aside Mohun Bagan in a one sided affair at Eden Gardens today.
Bagan won the toss and elected to field. Town posted a challenging 161 for 6 and then bowled out Bagan for 138 to win by 23 runs.
30th November 2020 East Bengal opener Sreevats Goswami who became the first player to score a century in the Bengal T20 Challenger believes that the wicket being tough cannot be an excuse for not fighting it out and getting the job done.
"No matter what giving your best is all that matters," said a tired and happy Sreevats after the tie late last night.
"The wicket's been playing differently under the sun and the lights. It's a dodgy wicket but we have to adapt. If we think the wicket is not good for the batsman then we might as well get out in the dressing room, cause we don't have many matches left. You have to come out and give it your best. If it comes out well then good otherwise there's always a next match," the experienced wicket-keeper-batsman told CAB Media.
30th November 2020 Sreevats Goswami hit the first century of Bengal T20 League as East Bengal beat Calcutta Customs by a handsome 54 runs at Eden Gardens today.
Customs won the toss and elected to field, a move that backfired big time. The pitch became easy and East Bengal to twist the adage made hay as the sun set on the western gallery. The red-golds made 175/6 in reply to which Customs could manage 121/6.
Sudip's fairytale run continues as Kalighat pummel East Bengal
29th November 2020 Sudip Chatterjee continues his superb run with the bat as the Kalighat batsman smashed an unbeaten 60 off just 38 deliveries to guide his team to a 2-wicket victory over East Bengal in Bengal T20 Challenger today at Eden Gardens.
East Bengal in search of their first win of the tournament promoted Bodupalli Amit up the order and opening the innings for his team he smashed 68 off 60 balls to power to post a total of 138/5 in their quota of 20 overs.
28th November 2020 Mohun Bagan defeated East Bengal by a hair's breadth in a hard fought derby in the Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens today.
Bagan won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that kept low and aided the bowlers. They posted a fighting 121 for 5. Their traditional rivals finished a run short at 120 for 8 from their alloted quota.
Bagan rode captain Anustup Majumdar's fluent 55 and opener Vivek Singh's fighting 41 to reach the total after Kanishk Seth (31/3) did some express bowling and some controlled pace from Mukesh Kumar who went wicketless though.
28th November 2020 Pradipta Pramanik spun Kalighat to their second win in three matches with a seven wicket victory over Calcutta Customs in the Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens here today.
After being put to bat by Kalighat, Calcutta Customs reached a decent 124 for 7 thanks to some decent starts from Suvankar Bal (17), Agniv Pan (28) and unbeaten 24 from Karan Lal towards the end. Pradipta Pramanik took four for 24 to prove to be the nemesis of the batting side.
27th November 2020 After beating East Bengal in their previous game Tapan Memorial continued their superb run in the tournament by beating Mohun Bagan by 42 runs thanks to Ramesh Prasad's 4-wicket haul in Bengal T20 Challenger today at Eden Gardens.
Electing to bat first Tapan's all-rounder duo Sandipan Das and Shahbaz Ahamad powered them to 154/3 in their quota of 20 overs.
27th November 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal today inaugurated two tableus displaying the logo and teams of the Roxx Bengal T20 Challenge.
Sri Barun Kumar Roy, IAS. Principal Secretary, Department of Youth Services and Sports, Government of West Bengal inaugurated #RoxxBengalT20Challenge mobile vans in the presence of CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Hony Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Joint Secretary Debabrata Das and Treasurer Debashis Ganguly in front of Eden Gardens.
27th November 2020 An all round show from Calcutta Customs Club saw them defeat Town Club by 8 wickets in Bengal T20 Challenger today at Eden Gardens.
Electing to bat first Town Club were bundled for a paltry 104 runs as Customs bowlers Shreyan Chakroborty (3-13) and Abhilash Semiwal (3-19) picked up 3 wickets apiece and while chasing Suvankar Bal smashed a patient half-century century as they galloped home 108/2.
27th November 2020 Town Club bowlers put on a dominating show along with Gitimoy Basu's blistering knock to defeat East Bengal by 14 runs and win two matches in a row in Bengal T20 Challenger today at Eden Gardens.
Put to bat first Town Club rode on Gitimoy Basu's blistering 19-ball 45 not out to post 142/7 in their quota of 20 overs while East Bengal could manage to score 128/8 in reply while facing a disciplined Town bowling attack as EB skipper Arnab Nandi's unbeaten half-century went in vain.
26th November 2020 Manoj Tiwary today underwent an MRI at Apollo Hospital through a green corridor provided for under Covid protocols.
Dr Sayantan Basu, who is in the bio-bubble in Novotel, on examining Tiwary prescribed an MRI on his left knee.
Accordingly, he was taken to Apollo in a dedicated car with driver and escort in PPE suits (all being part of bio bubble). At the hospital an exclusive sanitised entrance was provided for Tiwary and a green channel provided till the MRI room. Here his examination was done and he returned in the same manner.
26th November 2020 Superb bowling by Calcutta Customs saw them beat Tapan Memorial by 11 runs in the Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens today.
In a low scoring tie Tapan Memorial won the toss and elected to field. Batting first Customs put up a fighting 121 for 8 under a partly cloudy sky on a nippy Thursday morning. Tapan Memorial in reply could only muster 110 for 8.
25th November 2020 Kalighat Club registered their first victory in Bengal T20 Challenger by beating Mohun Bagan by 6 wickets thanks to Sudip Chatterjee's patient unbeaten half-century today at Eden Gardens.
Kalighat Club put Bagan to bat after winning the toss and with disciplined bowling restricted them to 137/4. In reply Kalighat rode on Sudip's patient 40-ball 51 to successfully chase down the target in a nail-biting finish.
25th November 2020 An all round show from Tapan Memorial saw them beat East Bengal by 6 wickets in the Bengal T20 Challenge at Eden Gardens today.
East Bengal won the toss and elected to bat, a move which backfired as they were restricted to 118 for 9. In reply Tapan romped home to 119 for 4 with 23 balls to spare.
When Tapan came out to bat chasing a small total, EB triggered a mini collapse with Mukesh Kumar firing on all cylinders. At 35 for 3 Sandipan Das and Shahbaz Ahmad joined forces and changed the picture. When Sandipan Das returned after an accomplished 49 off just 39 balls with four boundaries and three sixes, Tapan needed 15 for victory. Skipper Ahmad unbeaten on 32 off 22 balls (4x2, 6x1) and Kaif Ahmed not out on 9 saw their team home.
24th November 2020 The Bengal T20 League today got off to a bright start after the trophy and jersey unveiling at a restrained ceremony marked by Covid protocols that was attended by Sports Minister Aroop Biswas.
The trophy was unveiled at the Club House by Sri Aroop Biswas, Minister in Charge Youth Services and Sports, in presence of CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Sri Satbir Singh, Hony Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Jt Secretary Debabrata Das and Chairman BOA Ajit Banerjee.
24th November 2020 An all-round show from Md. Kaif saw Town snatch a thrilling 3-wkt win against Kalighat in the second match of the inaugural Bengal T20 Challenge played in a bio secure environment at Eden Gardens.
Kalighat won the toss and elected to bat first. After some initial hiccups they posted a competitive 148 for seven. But Town found a way to beat them finishing at 152 for seven with two balls to spare.
24th November 2020 Manoj Tiwary hit a swashbuckling 39-ball 61 as Mohun Bagan picked a facile 17 run victory over Customs in the inaugural match of the Bengal T20 Challenge played in bio secure environment at the Eden Gardens today.
Customs won the toss and put Mohun Bagan to bat. Shedding the initial rustiness returning to game time after eight months, Mohun Bagan scored 156 losing five wickets. In reply Customs could only manage 139 for 6 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Bengal T20 Challenge promises loads of excitement as cricket returns to Eden
23rd November 2020 In a milestone move, the Cricket Association of Bengal is all set to roll out the maiden edition of Bengal T20 Challenge in the bio-bubble ecosystem of the new normal with six of the top club teams vying for the trophy at Eden Gardens from tomorrow.
The CAB office bearers led by President Avishek Dalmiya and ably supported by Secretary Snehasish Ganguly worked tirelessly for the last 30 days to put this event together setting up elaborate security measures and putting in place detailed Covid protocols ensuring complete safety of the stakeholders of the tournament.
23rd November 2020 Season’s first cricket derby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will take place on November 28 at Eden Gardens at 4 pm under the strict conditions of bio bubble as part of the Bengal T20 Challenge.
While Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will lock horns on November 28, the second match between the maidan giants will be played on December 6 at 4 pm," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
23rd November 2020 Three of the six teams in the Bengal T20 Challenge have called in replacement in their squad after players have been forced out testing positive. Both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have two players come in the 15 member squad as replacement.
For Mohun Bagan Writtick Chatterjee has been forced out due to being Covid Positive, while Rajkumar Paul was forced out due to father's illness. Sunil Kr Dalal and Sourav Paul have been incorporated in the 15-member squad as their replacement.
23rd November 2020 With only 48-hrs to go for the resumption of cricket at Eden Gardens with the inaugural edition of Bengal T20 Challenge the captains of the six teams sounded eager and excited to get back to the ground post the long haul due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In the words of Mohun Bagan skipper Anustup Majumder: “We all are pretty excited to get back to cricket again after such long time. Hats off to CAB for organizing such an exciting tournament amid this difficult situation, I thank them for their effort for the betterment of cricket & players.”
5th October 2020 Senior Bengal cricketers today returned to Eden Gardens to do workout and cardio maintaining strict Covid protocols.
15 cricketers in the Senior Bengal Men's team did workout and gym today under the guidance of trainer Sanjib Das. For the women, 14 players did cardio on the ground under supervision of Samiran Nath small groups of four players at a time.
4th October 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will see the players returning to Eden Gardens under strict supervision from tomorrow after some 195 days since lockdown was announced on March 24 due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic that has rocked the world.
CAB has put in place a Medical Task Force and has created an exhaustive Covid 19 protocol and SOPs based on the recommendations of all relevant parties, under the leadership of association President Avishek Dalmiya to ensure saftey of the players, even as they get ready to return to the brand new indoor facility for gym sessions.
CAB congratulates Mithu on being appointed natl selector
30th September 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal congratulated former India and Bengal player Mithu Mukherjee on her appointment as one of the selectors of All India Women's Selection Committee by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya congratulated her saying, "She has been a committed servant of the game both as a player and then in various capacities from being a coach to a selector. On behalf of CAB, I wish her all the best in her current avatar."
The five-member All-India Women's Selection Committee headed by Neetu David also has former India players Arati Vaidya, Renu Margrate and Venkatacher Kalpana.
63 tested for Covid at CAB, Shreyan, Mukesh test positive
30th September 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal today held a Covid 19 Test Camp where 63 persons, including 21 senior Bengal cricketers and 16 women cricketers, were tested maintaining strict Covid protocols.
After obtaining the NOC from all relevant departments of the government the CAB today conducted the camp following the approved SOPs in letter and spirit under the supervision of a dedicated task force.
"CAB today conducted Corona Test on 63 persons who will be directly and indirectly involved as the association gets ready to begin it's staggered gym sessions at the indoor facility within the Eden Gardens premises. The entire process was undertaken under diligent supervision of association Vice-president Naresh Ojha, who is the chairperson of the Covid Task Force created for this purpose," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
CAB organizes webinar on Laws of cricket for Bengal girls
1st September 2020 In another attempt towards the betterment of women's cricket the Cricket Association of Bengal today organized webinar on the laws of Cricket for the Senior and U23 girls.
Senior and U23 Women's head coach Shib Sankar Pal who was present during the session told CAB Media: "It was a very good session for the girls as the laws were discussed in details, there doubts and questions were answered. Types of outs, fielding restrictions, restrictions about time taken on and off the field were discussed."
"I thank CAB President Avishek Dalmiya for organizing such sessions for the girls. While outdoor practices are halted the girls can learn so much about the laws and improve," he added about the session.
Experienced umpire Premdip Chatterjee took the session today while along with Senior and U23 head coach, assistant coaches Charanjit Singh, Rituparna Roy and other staff were also peresnt.
30th August 2020 Kolkata, 30th August 2020: An Emergent Apex Council Meeting of The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) was held on 29th of August 2020 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Some of the Major Decisions taken in the Meeting are as follows:
1. Renewal of Membership for 2020-2021 Season:
In the light of diverse restrictions imposed by the Government in the light of the pandemic and having regard to the health and safety of its members, the Apex Council with a humane approach approved the recommendations of the Membership Sub Committee of CAB.
The Following resolutions were adopted in this regard:
A. That the membership of all Annual and Associate Members of CAB who were valid members as on March 31, 2020 do stand renewed automatically until March 31, 2021 without being required to undertake any formal procedure for renewal of their membership.
16th August 2020 Two Cricket Association of Bengal scorers Tanay Panti, Surya kanta Panda have been selected for 13th edition Indian Premiere League which is to be played at UAE.
Tanay has been the official scorer for one ODI and two test matches which includes the historic Pink ball test match while Surya who was CAB best scorer in 2018 has been keeping scores in BCCI domestic tournaments.
Tanay who has been keeping scores in IPL for last three years said To CAB Media: "I am excited and happy to be a part of the it. It's one of the best moments in my scoring career to be in a big tournament like this in UAE."
The duo will leave for Bangalore on 19 August and from there they will join the tournament.
12th August 2020 The Transfer Committee of The Cricket Association of Bengal today held a meeting via video conferencing to discuss various matters pertaining to Player Transfers.
Subsequent to such meeting, the following were decided by the Association :
A) The window for transfer of players from 1st September 2020 to 15th September 2020 pertaining to 1st and 2nd Division Teams is being deferred in view of the prevailing pandemic situation and also taking into consideration various notifications issued by the Central and State Government whereby large gatherings are prohibited.
B) The President and the Hony. Secretary would monitor the situation on a fortnightly basis and take appropriate measures as soon as the situation becomes conducive to have the transfer exercises done and restrictions imposed by the Authorities are relaxed.
11th August 2020 Amid the prevailing gloom of the pandemic, a sliver of light and positivity filled CAB with confirmation of Akashseep and Sayan Ghosh's participation in this edition of IPL.
Though not as first team players, Akashseep and Sayan will travel as squad bowlers for Rajasthan Royals and King's XI Punjab respectively.
Speaking about the development, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said: "We are happy that the franchises have shown interest in the two young lads. While discussions were on during the last few days, its certainly a good news that they have confirmed on this auspicious day of Krishna Janamashtami. Though they would be joining as squad bowlers, wish both of them all the best for their success."
6th August 2020 Despite the pandemic the three major grounds under Cricket Association of Bengal are almost match ready thanks to round the clock monitoring from the association.
The three grounds are the iconic Eden Gardens, the JU 2nd Campus Ground at Salt Lake and Bengal Cricket Academy ground at Kalyani.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, when asked about the conditions of the three grounds by CAB Media, said: "Considerable progress have been made at all the major 3 grounds. These grounds can be said to be nearly ready."
"I have asked Mr Sujan Mukherjee, Chief Pitch Curator of CAB to continue monitoring the developments through video calls on a regular basis at present in view of the restrictions imposed on those above the age of 65 by the Government. However, once the restrictions are lifted, he would resume coming to the venues," he added.
4th August 2020 Extremely sad that we lost one of the most cricket loving and passionate administrators in the state. Not only was he a dear colleague of mine but was someone with whom i have spent long hours working for women’s cricket during the last few years. In fact, his contribution for development of women’s cricket in West Bengal would be remembered forever. May his Soul Rest in Eternal Peace
- Avishek Dalmiya, President, CAB on sad demise of Sankar Nath Bagchi, Former Vice-President, CAB
4th August 2020 With profound grief and sorrow it is informed that Sankar Nath Bagchi former Vice-President of our Association passed away today at the age of 71 at about 6:00 p.m. at Kolkata.He had served this Association as Vice-President during the period from 2013-2014 to 2018-2019 and also served as Member of diffrent Sub-Committees from time to time.He was an amiable personality and loved by all.To pay the respected to the departed soul of Late Sankar Nath Bagchi , the Association flag will remain half mast.
We convey our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of Late Sankar Nath Bagchi and pray to the Almighty for eternal peace to his departed soul.
3rd August 2020 Kolkata, 3rd August 2020: Views of Avishek Dalmiya, President CAB on matters concerning the SOP issued by the BCCI
A) Views on the SOP issued by BCCI
“The SOP prepared by the BCCI is a comprehensive document and the same needs to be carefully studied so that the protocols and measures mentioned therein could be appropriately followed.
Accordingly, we have forwarded the same to the Medical Committee members so that they could study it in details. We would thereafter, convene a meeting of the medical committee shortly to work out the steps to be taken by the Association in the coming weeks to ensure safe resumption.“
CAB launches 'Stay Safe Initiative' through Auto Renewal of Membership
20th July 2020 Kolkata, 20th July 2020: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) under its "Stay Safe Initiative" has decided to auto-renew the Annual, Associate and Life Membership for the season 2020-21 season keeping in mind the extraordinary circumstances created by the pandemic situation.
The Meeting of the Membership Committee was held this evening via video conferencing and it took place on Zoom Network.
The meeting was Chaired by the Chairman of the Membership Committee, Rupnath Roy Chowdhury. It was also attended by the committee members viz. Jogeshwar Samanta, Saket Sudan and Navin Jhawar, as well as legal counsel of the Association, Samrat Sen.
Among the Office Bearers, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Vice - President Naresh Ojha were present while Hony Secretary, Snehasish Ganguly joined via zoom app from a private hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
Doctors in the CAB Medical Panel offer help at quarantine facility
11th July 2020 11th July 2020, Kolkata: Reputed Doctors attached with major hospitals in the city who are members of Medical Committee of The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have written to CAB President Avishek Dalmiya offering help in the quarantine facility that would be set up.
“It is absolutely heartening to note that Medical experts have agreed to offer their services for the quarantine facilities to be set up at Eden Gardens. We would intimate Kolkata Police regarding this development.
The Doctors have also come forward by suggesting us on how we can keep the balance areas safe and what measures we need to adopt”, said Avishek Dalmiya.
Kolkata Police seeks Eden Gardens under galleries to set up Quarantine Facility
10th July 2020 Kolkata, 10th July 2020: Kolkata Police has requested The Cricket Association of Bengal to make use of under galleries for makeshift quarantine facility for Police Personnel on urgent basis.
There was an emergent meeting held today at Lal Bazaar with CAB officials and thereafter a joint inspection was undertaken at Eden Gardens. Among the CAB Office Bearers, Avishek Dalmiya (President, CAB) And Snehasish Ganguly (Hony. Secretary, CAB) were present during the inspection.
It has been decided that under galleries of E, F, G and H blocks would be used to set up such facilities. In case, more space is required, then J block might also be used. Such areas would be thoroughly segregated as a safety measure.
4th July 2020 "Mr Chandan Das, who worked in the civil engineering department through not on a permanent basis, has tested positive today with covid 19. He is at present admitted at Charnock Hospital.
Even though he had not come to CAB for a week, on the advice of the eminent doctors in the Medical Committee, we have asked all to refrain from visiting the CAB Office for the next seven days and during this period, extensive sanitizing will take place keeping all safety protocols in mind.
Everton Weekes to feature in Cricket Museum at Eden Gardens
2nd July 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal, while mourning the demise of West Indian legend Sir Everton Weekes, today announced that the iconic cricketer would feature in the soon to come up Cricket Museum at Eden Gardens.
The ICC Hall of Famer passed away on Wedensday at the age of 95. Weekes was the last of the famous 'Three Ws' a trio of West Indian batting legends whose lives became irrevocably entwined. The other two being Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott.
"Everton Weekes was a huge name in cricket. His loss is deeply felt in the world of sports. He is especially remembered by all of us here for being the first person to score an International century at Eden Gardens in Independent India. We have decided that his name would feature prominently in the Cricket Museum which would be set up at Eden Gardens, the work of which would commence once the pandemic is over," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
1st July 2020 TThe Cricket Association of Bengal observed the birth and death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy at B C Roy Club House premises of the Eden Gardens today.
The Office Bearers paid homage to the legendary physician by garlanding his statue and offering their tribute.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, Hony. Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Vice-President Naresh Ojha, Treasurer Debasish Ganguly and Jt. Secy Debabrata Das paid their respect to the internationally acclaimed doctor, freedom fighter and second Chief Minister of the state.
22nd June 2020 “To us, the interest of our cricketers is Paramount. Hence, we decided to release the Prize Money to the Bengal Senior Team on our own and not wait for the Board to release it to us and then reimburse the same to the players and support staffs. The necessary formalities have been completed and documents signed by Hony. Secretary and Hony. Treasurer. We expect the amount to reach their bank accounts in the next 48 hours.
Simultaneously, necessary invoices have also been raised to the BCCI so we expect the Prize Money amount to be sent to the Association later this week. Once we receive that, the same would be adjusted against the payments made to the players on account of prize money.
21st June 2020 Cricket Association of Bengal hosted a wicket keeping webinar under the guidance of Former Indian wicket-keeper Deep Dasgupta for Women's Senior Bengal keepers today.
"Wicket keeping is one of the most physically demanding skills and needs fitness of body and mind. The webinar of the senior Bengal women's team was organised under the guidance of Deep Dasgupta today for the players to stay focussed as they get ready to slowly get back to action. It was a session filled with positivity and energy,," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
The senior women team players Richa Ghosh, Parna Paul, Aparna Mondal and Sanstitha Biswas participated in the webinar along with head coach Shib Sankar Pal and batting coach Charanjit Singh.
20th June 2020 This is to clarify that CAB Honorary Secretary Snehasish Ganguly is perfectly fine contrary to the fake news doing rounds about his corona infection.
"I am perfectly healthy and am doing ofice everyday. The news doing round about my illness is baseless and is not expected in these trying times," said Hony CAB Secretary Snehasish Ganguly.
“Hope that after this, it will firmly put a lid on such untrue sensational news that are doing rounds”, he added
Senior Bengal team keep the spirit high through webinar
18th June 2020 Senior Bengal team in the presence of head coach Arun Lal and all the support staff participated in a webinar which was mainly done to keep the team spirit high and discuss their roles in the team today.
Cricket Association of Bengal President Avishek Dalmiya said: "Since the players are not being able to meet each other and get onto on ground training and practice, a webinar was organised, mainly to keep up the team bonding and team spirit, see the successes of last season and what can be individually done next season to further improve."
It was an informal kind of session where they discussed the successes from the last season, scope for doing better, where each player excelled and where they needed to improve both physically and mentally in these tough times.
CAB organize Power Yoga webinar for Women's U19 team
15th June 2020 In another attempt to keep the Bengal Women's players both mentally and physically fit during this pandemic the Cricket Association of Bengal has arranged Power Yoga webinar under the supervision of expert Yoga instructor Mrs. Suman Bhat today for U19 girls.
"Yoga is integral to our culture and power yoga is a perfect mix of science and tradition. It has been our continuous effort to keep the players motivated and fit. Even if on-field action does not begin CAB is mindful of keeping the players fit in body and mind and this session is part of the ongoing process," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
15th June 2020 "Today after detailed meetings via video conference, the CAB has decided to call off all the tournaments of the District, Universities and Colleges and it has been unanimously decided that the season 2019-20 be called off at whatever stage it is in. Next season would be a fresh start as there would not be any continuation of any of the Tournaments .
The Districts and Universities have also been advised by the CAB that the they should not resume cricket practice or on-ground training till the SOPs are prepared and given out to all concerned by CAB. It would be based on the recommendations of the Medical Committee and guidelines that would be issued by the BCCI.
11th June 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal is gradually taking steps to prepare itself for the next season.
CAB has already called off most of its tournaments for the season due to Pandemic. Decisions on remaining tournaments would also be taken on Monday when there would be meetings of School, District and College Committees via video conference. Two University Tournaments organized by CAB were completed but the fate of the balance School, College, University and District tournaments would be decided in the meetings.
In the meantime, CAB has already started procurement of Pitch Soil and are stacking it under the galleries.
CAB prepares Guidelines for its office resumption, forms a Monitoring Group
11th June 2020 Based on the Suggestions provided by its Medical Committee which comprises top Doctors in the city, The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) formed the Guidelines for Resumption of its Office, consent and declaration forms, as well as norms for disinfection of its premises.
The CAB also formed a Monitoring Group which would be headed by CAB Vice President, Mr. Naresh Ojha. Other members of the Monitoring group are Pradip Dey, (Chairman, Medical Committee); Rupnath Roy Choudhury (Chairman, Membership Committee); Dhanish Seth (Chairman, Benevolent Fund); Sanjay Dutta (Apex Council Member); and; Santanu Mitra (Member, Medical Committee).
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7th June 2020 Date 7th June 2020
1) All Affiliated Units of The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)
2) All participating schools and coaching centres in CAB Tournaments
Madam / Sir,
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had recently organized a Video Conference comprising of Medical Committee Members who are doctors of repute and are associated with top Hospitals in the city.
After detailed discussions, it was recommended that various training programmes undertaken by the Association should not be resumed till thorough guidelines are framed by CAB and awareness programmes are organised.
Moreover, Directives, Norms and Advisories issued by the Government(s) also need to be adhered to prior to such resumption.
Furthermore, various precautionary measures like sanitization of kits, maintaining social distancing, use of disinfectant in toilets amongst other suggested steps must be implemented before resumption of any training activities.
In this context, it is pertinent to state that even The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has said that it would study guidelines at the state level and will work in sync with State Cricket Associations to chalk out a programme for skill-based training at a local level.
In view of above, the Association thought that it would be prudent to refrain from engaging in any cricket activities and / or training programmes at present till thorough guidelines are framed by it.
Based on above, the Tournament Committee of the Association decided to call off all 1st Division, 2nd Division and various Age Group Tournaments of 2019-2020 season conducted by CAB considering health and safety of the players and match officials.
While the Tournament Committee has recommended abandoning all other tournaments of the Association for the season 2019-2020, meetings of District Committee, School Committee and College Committee are being convened later this week to discuss and take final decisions with regard to the District, School, University and College Tournaments.
It is further informed that we would soon be framing the guidelines prior to organizing any coaching / training sessions. Once such guidelines are framed, we would share it with you to enable you to undertake similar measures prior to commencement of training programmes by you for the Benefit and Safety of the young budding talents as well as others associated with cricket.
We expect to receive Support and Cooperation from all concerned in this matter in the larger interest of the cricketers belonging to the State and also to avoid possibilities of any spread of Covid-19.
Bengal coach Lal holds digital class with JSCA coaches
6th June 2020 The CAB today helped Jharkhand State Cricket Association to hold a digital class with Bengal's head coach Arun Lal as the expert faculty.
"The Jharkhand State Cricket Association had sent a formal request to have Mr Arun Lal as Expert Faculty for a digital class of JSCA coaches and trainers. The CAB has always cooperated with its neighbouring state association for spread and betterment of cricket. So we readily agreed and arranged for the digital class. I have heard it's been very effective," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
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Ambar Roy birthday celebrated
5th June 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal today celebrated the 75th birthday of one of its most prodigious batting talents Ambar Roy.
On the occasion CAB President Avishek Dalmiya, while garlanding his picture, said: "Late Shri Ambar Roy's flair with the bat at the crease epitomised the flavour of Kolkata more than anyone else’s. Some called him the most talented strokeplayer Bengal has ever produced. The ball, when caressed by him, bisected fielders with the precision of a marksman. He left us too early."
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CAB local season called off
5th June 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal today held a Tournament Committee meeting at the CAB premises in presence of the Office Bearers at the Eden Gardens here today.
Members of Tour, Fixtures and Technical Committee, Chairman of the Medical Comittee and Legal Counsel Samrat Sen, who was present vide video conferencing, were present as special invitees.
The meeting began by observing a minute's silence in memory of Subrata Sarkar who passed away during the countrywide lockdown. The members remembered his services to the game and cricket and contribution towards the association.
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4th June 2020 The Senior Tournament Committee of Cricket Association of Bengal will meet on Friday evening to take up matters pertaining to the tournaments for the 2019-20 season.
The meeting will also have the members of Tour, Fixtures and Technical Committee as Special Invitees.
The agenda will include taking decision regarding the matters pertaining to the First and Second division and other age-group tournaments of the association for the cricket season 2019-20.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya along with Hony. Secretary Snehashis Ganguly and other office bearers will be present besides the Tournament Committee Members.
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2nd June 2020 This is to inform that we have received queries regarding outstation players for the Bengal senior team. It is the policy of the association to give preference to Bengal cricketers first for betterment of state's cricket. And that is always going to be our priority. However, if we come across any player who adds value to the team combination or composition then the same may be duly considered. However, it is hereby clarified that no conclusive decision has been taken yet.
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Points emerging from today’s discussion between Bengal Coaching Unit and the CAB Administration
1st June 2020 1. There is no change in Bengal Senior Coaching staff. Mr. Arun Lal would continue to be the head coach while Joydeep Mukherjee would remain in charge of Cricket Operations. Utpal Chatterjee would continue in his role as Spin Coach and Ranadeb Bose would continue to perform his role as a Bowling Coach for various Bengal sides.
2. Eye Tests would be made mandatory for all the Bengal players.
3. There would be wicket keeper’s clinic for emerging wicket keepers. Mr. Deep Dasgupta would be approached for the same.
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Probir Sen remembered
31st May 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal paid its homage to the legendary Bengal keeper-batsman Late Probir Sen on his 94th birth anniversary today at Eden Gardens.
"He was a great Indian keeper who had stumped Don Bradman on the Indian team's tour to Australia. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest cricketer from Bengal," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
Better known as Khokhan Sen, his 14 Tests fetched him 20 catches and 11 stumping, while he effected 108 catches and 36 stumping from 82 First-Class matches.
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Remembering the legends
31st May 2020 The CAB will be paying tribute to the former greats of Bengal on their birth anniversary.
This was mentioned by CAB President Avishek Dalmiya on the occasion of th 92nd Birth Anniversary of Bengal's cricket legend Pankaj Roy, when he paid his homage to the great Bengal cricketer at the Eden Gardens club house today.
Also present on the occasion were Hony. Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Joint Secretary Debabrata Das and Late Mr Roy's son and former India cricketer Pranab Roy who paid their respects.
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CAB to Prepare Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures
29th May 2020 Meeting of the Medical Committee of The Cricket Association of Bengal was held via video conference to discuss protocols and guidelines to be adopted by the Association prior to opening back its office and also prior to taking decisions on resumption of training for the Bengal Cricket teams. The meeting included Doctors of repute who are members of the committee and are also attached with top hospitals in the city.
“We had a very fruitful meeting and we would soon follow up with the decisions taken. In the meantime, it may be stated that Resumption of Office or any of the activities would be in compliance with guidelines on health, social distancing and hygiene to ensure safety of all stakeholders. Efforts would be made to ensure they are conducted safely so that it does not risk increase of transmission of the virus,” said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
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ICA extends financial assistance to former 5 former Bengal players
23rd May 2020 Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) to help former players amid the Coronavirus pandemic and it includes 5 former Bengal cricketers.
In the ICA list of beneficiaries from Bengal has Sumeet Some, Krishna Dey in Category A, while Category B has Tanuja Samanta and Sandhya Karmakar. Reena Das is part of Category C.
ICA President Ashok Malhotra said: We want to help the former players amid this pandemic. Both men and women cricketers are facing financial crisis at this time, some of them have money. We are trying to help not only to the players but also the windows of retired first class cricketers."
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Eden spared from Amphan's wrath
23rd May 2020 Cyclone Amphan spared Eden Gardens though the iconic stadium has suffered some minor damages.
“Looking at the disaster that has taken place, it's natural for some damage to have occurred. But, prima facie, we don’t think there’s any major damage to the Eden. That said we cannot take any chances," CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said.
“We will consult our structural engineer to look into the issues. If needed, we will implement whatever suggestion we get from the structural engineer," he added.
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14th May 2020 Kolkata, 14th May 2020: In view of the unprecedented situation arising out of the prevailing pandemic which has disrupted normal life, it has been decided to convene meeting(s) of the Senior Tournament and the Tours, Fixtures and Technical Committees of The Cricket Association of Bengal in the last week of this month via video conferencing to take stock of the situation and to discuss matters relating to the CAB Tournaments for the 2019-2020 season.
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CAB organises ‘Staying fit during a pandemic’ webinar
12th May 2020 While the countrywide lockdown is keeping the players away from games and practice, the Cricket Association of Bengal is leaving no stones unturned to help them keep up with the fitness level and today it has organised sessions with dietitians for U19, U23 Women's players.
Clinical dietitians Priyanka Jaiswal and Meenu Agarwal had two separate sessions with U23 and U19 girls about ‘knowing your food during lockdown’.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said to the CAB Media: "Staying fit during a pandemic' webinars are being organized as Health of the players has come into focus due to Coronavirus outbreak, and one has to be careful about boosting immunity and staying healthy. At this point, it can only happen when there is a proper mix of all food items. Also, dressing up in team jerseys for the workouts and webinars, asking colleagues to join digitally and doing it together can help keep the players connected with the game."
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CAB conducts Webinar on Sports Psychology for Bengal Women Cricketers
9th May 2020 The latest addition to the Cricket Association of Bengal's initiatives to build a constructive system for Women's cricket is making sure all players have positive mindset amid the countrywide lockdown through webinar, which was conducted by Dr. Reena Kaul, Sr. Scientific Officer (Sport Psychology), Sports Authority of India (SAI)
The CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said: "One has to understand that it is a tough situation to be in though we know that this time is temporary and shall pass too. Constant communication is the key. We are also trying to maintain some semblance of structure from pre-quarantine days."
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Fit again Shyama can't wait to get back to the game
8th May 2020 Sometimes when she closes her eyes, an ear wrenching noise of shrieking brakes and loud bang of clashing metals fill her with horror reminding her of that day when she had a brush with death.
But that has not stopped Selector of Bengal's Women team Shyama Dey from fighting her way back to health some 90 days from that nightmare.
Now as she waits to embrace life and get back to work once the lockdown is over, she can't thank Cricket Association of Bengal and its President Avishek Dalmiya enough for staying by her every step of her rehabilitation.
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First online interaction for Women's conducted by CAB
8th May 2020 First online interactive session for Bengal Senior Women's team has been successfully conducted by The Cricket Association of Bengal today as former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta was present during the session alongside senior Bengal coach Shib Shankar Paul and batting coach Charanjit Singh.
The session was about keeping a positive mindset in this difficult time and it is part of the initiative by CAB to keep the players in best possible mindset and shape.
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CAB to conduct online classes for Senior Women's team
8th May 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal will start first online classes for Senior Bengal Women's team on May 6 as former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta will join the session alongside senior Bengal coach Shib Shankar Paul and batting coach Charanjit Singh.
Former India player Deep said: "The idea to speak about how to stay focused at this difficult time. The ways to stay prepared and have a positive mindset, to share a feel of togetherness in this hard situation around us."
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CAB continue online classes under Laxman
8th May 2020 The Cricket Association of Bengal continued their online classes under iconic batting coach VVS Laxman as Bengal batters Koushik Ghosh and young wicket-keeper-batsman Agniv Pan were the latest additions to the class today.
Bengal coach Arun Lal and Bengal manager- cricket operations Joydeep Mukherjee were also present during the session.
Today's topics discussed with Koushik were how to convert good starts to big runs, shot selection and ways to improve strike rate while young player Pan's session was about how to take responsibility, ways to take game to the next level, energy, fitness amd approach to the game.
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Ex-Bengal cricketer donates 25k to corona aid in memory of his late father
29th April 2020 Former Bengal cricketer Judhajit Mukherjee today donated Rs 25,000 through The Cricket Association of Bengal to the Hon’ble Chief Minister's Relief Fund for fighting the Corona pandemic.
Judhajit, who represented Bengal and East in U15 and U19 and played for Sporting Union, DKS and Rajasthan Club, said: "In these troubled times I thought it only fitting to come forward and join the battle against Corona. This small token is my contribution. I have expressed my desire to contribute the same to the honorary Secretary Snehashis Ganguly."
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CAB conduct online classes with Laxman
27th April 2020 In what can be termed as a path breaking measure, Cricket Association of Bengal today conducted it's first online classes under iconic batting coach VVS Laxman.
"Our cricketers are at home yet working out under the guidance of the trainers. We also need to keep them in the proper frame of mind. And the right way to do it was to engage them with mentors and coaches who would analyse their performances from the previous season and chalk out ways to overcome the challenges," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
Laxman along with Bengal coach Arun Lal, Bengal manager- cricket operations Joydeep Mukherjee and Bengal U23 coach Sourashis Lahiri had two separate 45-minute sessions with Bengal players Abhishek Raman and Kazi Junaid Saifi today via online classes that was much about mental issues, minset for the game rather than techniques.
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CAB Differently Abled Committee Members, Affiliated Units and BCCI Umpire contribute in Corona Aid
4th April 2020 Kolkata, 4th April 2020: All the 3 members of the Differently Abled Committee of the The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) contributed to the West Bengal State Relief Fund.
Differently Abled Committee Chairman, Gour Mohan Goswami along with Committee members Chinmoy Mondal and Utpal Majumdar contributed Rs. 1,000/- each to the Relief Fund set up by the State Government.
Howrah Sporting Club came forward and requested the Cricket Association to pay to the State Relief Fund Ra. 25,000/- while Uttar Dinajpur District Sports Association requested CAB to initiate donation of Rs. 10,000/- on their behalf and adjust the same in due course with the subsidies that would fall due.
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CAB Umpires and Former Women Players contribute to Relief Fund
2nd April 2020 Kolkata, 2nd April 2020: The umpires of The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) came forward to lend their helping hand to the West Bengal State Relief Fund set up for Corona Aid.
157 current umpires belonging to various Grades today pledged their support and solidarity with the Association and contributed an aggregate amount of Rs. 1.92 lacs by forgoing their day’s pay. This was communicated to CAB President along with a list of contributors by Aadipta Mukherjee, who is also the Secretary of ‘UMPIRES OF CRICKET ASSOCIATION OF BENGAL’.
Meanwhile, BCCI Umpire Abhijit Bhattacharya paid Rs. 5,000/- from his pocket directly to the Relief Fund set up by the State Government. He had earlier paid one day’s pay to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund as well.
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CAB Staff Members show the light as Affiliated units continue to extend support.
30th March 2020 Kolkata, 30th March 2020: Affiliated Units of The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) continued to lend their support as Friends Athletic Club contributed Rs. 25,000/- and Gymkhana Club donated Rs.10,000/-.
Membership Committee Member Saket Sudan expressed to donate Rs. 5,000/- through CAB.
Today saw as many as 24 Staff members of CAB came forward to contribute an aggregate amount of Rs. 1 Lac in Corona Aid.
In a joint petition addressed to the Association President, the Staff members wrote, “The staff members are willing to donate an amount of Rs. 1,00,000/- to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund by making individual contributions.”
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Deepti and Priyanka contribute to Relief Fund
30th March 2020 Kolkata, March 30: It was a day when those connected with Bengal Women’s cricket played their part in Corona Aid.
Current Women’s Indian Team player Ms. Deepti Sharma contributed Rs. 50,000/- to West Bengal State Emergency Fund. She separately contributed to the Prime Minister’s Relief fund and UP relief fund too.
Former Indian Cricketer and Current Bengal U19 Coach Priyanka Roy contributed Rs10,000/- directly to the State Relief Fund set up for the purpose. Another support staff of Women’s Bengal Cricket team, who did not wish to be named, expressed her intent to contribute Rs 1 lakh through CAB.
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Affiliated Units, Committee Members, Former Cricketer and Groundstaff continue their support.
29th March 2020 Kolkata, 29th March 2020: Various Affiliated Units of CAB continued to lend their support in Corona Aid as they requested The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to contribute on their behalf to West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund and adjust it with their subsidies.
Affiliated Units like Balak Sangha Club (Rs. 1 lakh); Cricket Club of Dhakuria (Rs.50,000/-); Star Sporting Club (Rs. 25,000/-); and; The City Athletic Club (Rs. 15,000/-) requested CAB to facilitate their donations.
Among the Former Players, Ex Bengal Cricketer, Mr. I. B. Roy came forward and personally contributed Rs 15,000 /- to West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund.
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Along with Units, Match Observers and Scorers contribute to Corona Aid
28th March 2020 Kolkata, 28th March 2020: As many as 66 match observers contributed Rs 2,000/- each with one of them contributing Rs. 18,000 on behalf of ex observers totalling to an amount of Rs. 1,50,000/- towards West Bengal State Emergency Fund. The amount would be transferred initially by The Cricket Association of Bengal and deducted from the dues of these observers.
Similarly, 82 numbers of Scorers contributed their day’s pay aggregating to an amount of Rs. 77,420/-. The Scorers have also made similar requests to CAB to pay initially and later deducting the amount when they get their payments.
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CAB Office Bearers pitch in with their individual Contributions
26th March 2020 Kolkata, 26th March 2020: On a day when CAB made an appeal to all its units, players and match officials to contribute generously, CAB Secretary Snehashis Ganguly, Vice-President Naresh Ojha and Jt. Secretary Debabrata Das came forward to contribute to the cause. Hony. Treasurer Debasish Ganguly's club South Suburban also showed its intent to donate.
Today Mr Snehashis Ganguly, Mr Naresh Ojha and Mr Debabrata Das contributed Rs One Lakh each to the State Emergency Relief Fund to help in our battle against the pandemic. South Suburban also agreed to donate a similar amount.
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CAB urges to its Units, Players and Others to donate in Corona aid
26th March 2020 Kolkata, Mar 26: In the wake of COVID-19 Virus, The Cricket Association of Bengal yesterday had announced that it would donate a sum of Rs 25 lakh to the State Administration in Corona Aid.
Now, in order to strengthen the battle, CAB today has formally appealed vide a ‘Letter of Appeal‘ signed by CAB President Avishek Dalmiya and Honorary Secretary, Snehasish Ganguly to its Affiliated Units to come forward and donate generously to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund.
The Association also gave the option to those units that may not have Net Banking Facilities.
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Sourav to provide Free Rice to the Needy
25th March 2020 It is heartening to note that Mr. Sourav Ganguly along with Lal Baba Rice has come forward to provide free rice worth Rs 50 lacs to the needy people who have been put in government schools for safety and security.
Hope this initiative of Mr. Ganguly would encourage other citizens of the state to take up similar initiatives to serve the people of our state.
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25th March 2020 In these uncertain times of COVID-19 when all our focus and resources have been on combatting and eradicating this pandemic, the Cricket Association of Bengal has come forward and decided to donate a sum of Rs 25 lakh to the state administration in Corona Aid.
"We are perhaps going through the darkest phase of human civilization when worldwide lives have been lost to Novel Corona Virus.
Cricket stands for Unity. It also stands for humanity. Therefore, on behalf of CAB, we have decided to donate Rs 25 lakhs for now to the State Emergency Relief Fund to be used in combating this disease. As a responsible institution, it is our duty to stand by the administration and help them eradicate this disease," said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
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COVID 19 Insurance Cover for CAB Club Cricketers and Match Officials
22nd March 2020 Kolkata, 22 March 2020: Earlier in the week, Medical Committee Chairman Pradip Dey and Medical Committee Member Santanu Mitra had met Representatives of SBI General Insurance Company to ensure insurance policies obtained by the Association cover COVID 19.
As a follow up to such meeting, in a Coverage Confirmation for COVID 19 Virus addressed to Avishek Dalmiya, President of The Cricket Association of Bengal, State Bank of India General Insurance stated, “This is to assure you that all the group policies on behalf of your esteemed organization covering cricketers, umpires, Scorers, etc are being covered from COVID 19 Virus (CORONA VIRUS).
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Gritty Sudip-Manoj partnership keeps Bengal in hunt
11th March 2020 Experienced Bengal batters Sudip Chatterjee and Manoj Tiwary showed off a lot of grit and skill to stich a 89-run partnership off 226 balls on a placid Rajkot wicket as the visitors ended the third day on 134/3 against Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy final today.
Abhimanyu Easwaran and men are now 292-run away from clinching the title in a match that is likely to be decided by first innings lead after Bengal bowlers took just 11.5 overs to clean up the rest two wickets and bowl out Saurashtra for 425 runs earlier.
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Lal believes Bengal can win this game of patience
10th March 2020 As the second day’s play of Ranji Trophy final wrapped up at Saurashtra Cricket Association today the only thing people could talk about was the placid wicket that saw only 384 runs scored and 8 wickets taken in two whole days play while a confident Bengal coach Arun Lal believes that Bengal can win this game of patience even on this wicket.
Lal said: “The match is open. The only thing is they have got runs on the board and we don’t. If we have a good start we can get these runs. We are not out of the game, certainly not. I am very proud of our bolwers, they stuck to the task.”
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Bengal ride on another late fightback
10th March 2020 Another day at Rajkot and another late fightback for Bengal. Mukesh Kumar's two late wickets and Wriddhiman Saha's sharp stumping off Shahbaz Ahamad helped Bengal get 3 wickets in the last session of the second day's play to restrict Saurashtra to 384/8 in Ranji Trophy final in Rajkot today.
In 79.1 overs played today the hosts' batters showed a lot of patience and scored only 178 runs.
Arpit Vasavada and Cheteswar Pujara stitched a well-made 142-run partnership to help Saurashtra Saurashtra enjoy a steady second day on a placid Rajkot wicket.
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Akash inspires Bengal's late fightback
9th March 2020 Young Bengal pacer Akash Deep scalped 3 wickets on a placid Rajkot pitch to help the visitors restrict Saurashtra to 206/5 at the end of the first day's play in Ranji Trophy final at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium today.
Earlier Saurashtra skipper Jaidev Unadkat elected to bat after winning the toss and their openers gave them a decent start as the game went into the lunch with 77 runs for no loss on the scoreboard.
On a wicket that was not offering much help to the pacers Bengal used their spin attack early as young left-arm spinner Shahbaz bowled two of the first 10 overs.
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Senior Women enter quarters
8th March 2020 Senior Bengal Women's Team entered the quarter finals of the National One Day Trophy beating Vidharbha by 92 runs today.
Batting first Bengal posted a robust 148 runs thanks to healthy contribution from Antara Jana (26), Paramita Roy (25) and PP Paul (25) besides a quick-fire 43 off just 21 balls from skipper Jhulan Goswami.
"It was a great win. The team is playing like a polished unit. Moreover, we will get Deepti and Richa back in the squad and that will be of great help," Jhulan said.
Asked about her form, she said: "As a skipper I need to lead from the front. I am happy that my contribution went to a winning cause."
Jhulan also picked a wicket and effected a run out as Vidharbha were bundled out for 56 in 16.3 overs.
Bengal play Odhisa in the quarters on March 16.
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Bengal desperate to end 30-year wait against Saurashtra in Ranji final
8th March 2020 Buoyant Bengal will be hungry for the glory after a gap of thirty years when they lock horns with a strong Saurashtra side in Ranji Trophy final starting from tomorrow at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Abhimanyu Easwaran and men completely outplayed Karnataka in the semifinal match while Saurashtra edged out Gujarat to reach their fourth final in eight years.
Bengal coach Arun Lal insisted that his side is approaching the high-voltage final as just another game and there is no added pressure on the players: "All the players are fit and fine. There's nothing extra going on in the dressing room as we are approaching ut as just another game. We are not focusing on the result, we are focusing on our strength. We want to do what we do best and focus on what we have been doing so far and get strength from that. Play exactly how we are expected to play, each one of us is going to look after himself."
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All-round Bengal roar into Ranji Trophy final
3rd March 2020 As Mukesh Kumar ripped through the Karnataka middle and lower order 13-year wait was over as Bengal entered the final of Ranji Trophy defeating Karun Nair and men by 174 runs today at Eden Gardens.
Bengal took just 109 minutes on the fourth day to wrap things up with more than one and half days of play left against a mighty Karnataka team crafted with big names like K L Rahul, Manish Pandey and Karun Nair.
Resuming the day on 98/3 Karnataka’s hopes for the finals dealt early blow by Mukesh who sent experienced campaigner Manish back to the pavilion on 12 as Shreevats Goswami caught him behind the stumps while the young Bengal pacer further continued his fiery bowling to send Siddharth K and S Sarath back to the pavilion without scoring any runs and reduce Karnataka to 103/6.
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Bengal-Karnataka tie evenly poised
2nd March 2020 As the lazy spring sun looked to call it a day, Eden Gardens sprung to life with two late wickets from Akash Deep and Mukesh Kumar that raised Bengal's hopes of qualifying for the Ranji final despite Karnataka's Devdutt Padikkal's grinding half century. At stumps Karnataka need 254 runs to win and Bengal 7 wicket taking deliveries.
The second ball of the first over of Karnataka's chase found the crowd rise in raptures as Ishan Porel trapped KL Rahul with an inswinger from over the wicket. Rahul wanted to challenge the call, but couldn't since he was not offering any shot and the impact didn't matter.
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Five-star Ishan tilts game in Bengal’s favour
1st March 2020 Bengal’s pace troika led by Ishan Porel destroyed fancy Karnataka and took a healthy runs lead in the first innings after Anustup Majumdar’s unbeaten century breathed life into the host’s innings in the Ranji Trophy semi-final at Eden Gardens here today.
On a day that saw 15 wickets tumble, Karnataka first nosedived to 122 all out, losing its last six batters for 66 runs, before Bengal limped its way to 72 for 4 in the second innings, 262 in front.
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I left my job for cricket, never thought of quitting: Anustup
29th February 2020 The man who curved smiles on frowning faces in the Bengal dressing room insisted that it is the love for the game that drives him at the age of 35 and there's no need for any other motivation.
Anustup Majumder rescued Bengal from 67/6 with a career defining 120 not out on the first day of high-voltage Ranji Trophy semifinal match as Abhimanyu Easwaran and men ended the day on 275/9.
The experienced Bengal batsman who once left secured Railways job for the love of cricket said: "I have left my job for the game, never thought of quitting cricket. You never know what is in store for you tomorrow."
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Anustup lead Bengal fightback against Karnataka
29th February 2020 At 67 for 6, Karnataka thought they had done the job 15 minutes past lunch break on the opening day of the semi-final match against host Bengal at Eden Gardens today. They had, however, not taken one Anustup Majumdar into account who scored a career defining 120 not out as Bengal reached 275 for nine.
Aided by the fast improving Shahbaz Ahmed and batting revelation Akashdeep, the pint-sized all-rounder Anustup Majumdar plotted a recovery that looked classy and audacious at the same time. The voices of the 5000 odd people, who had gathered to witness Bengal prowl, once again found tongue as they said ...picture abhi baki hai mere dost!!
When Anustup came out to bat, Bengal's batting looked like the ruins of Mohenjo Daro, that had once raised hope but was ravaged by the marauding trio of Prasidh Krishna, Abhimanyu Mithun and Ronit. But that hardly made any difference to his life. Anustup got about collecting runs, shoring up boundaries, knocking in the gaps for twos and showing glimpses of his skillset with flashing drives, elegant cuts and controlled hooks.
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Upbeat Bengal ready to take on Karnataka in high-voltage semifinal game
28th February 2020 Buoyant Bengal will take on hotshot Karnataka in a high-voltage Ranji Trophy semifinal match at Eden Gardens tomorrow.
Abhimanyu Easwaran and men came into the semifinal by outplaying Odisha in the last match while Karnataka got the better of Jammu & Kashmir.
Bengal skipper Easwaran said: "Our strength is fast bowling and we are backing it. Our pacers have been the wicket takers and we are here in the semis. We are trying to stay in the present. We are playing good cricket. It's about repeating them. We dont think about the records."
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Bengal coast into Ranji semifinal
24th February 2020 Even as Bengal coasted into the semi-final after taking a convincing first innings lead against Odhisa in their Ranji Trophy tie, the team decrys any complacency or over-confidence as they train their eyes on the big apple.
Bengal scored 332 and 373 in their two innings, to which Odhisa could muster 250 and 39 after which the captains shook hands for a draw.
Coach Arun Lal said: "The team is in the right frame of mind. Everyone is chipping in. We are playing like an unit. There is great atmosphere and camaredrie in the dressing room and a quiet belief that we can go the distance.
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Bengal coast into Ranji semifinal
22nd February 2020 Ankita Chakroborty's superb 52 not out powered Bengal U19 Women's team to a 5-wicket victory over Maharashtra in Womens U19 One Day Trophy today.
Put to bat first Maharashtra coyld only amass 177 runs as Bengal bowlers bundled them with 4.3 Overs left to play.
Susmita Ganguly bagged 3 wickets while Mouli Mondal, Sneha Gupta and Piyali Ghosh picked up 2 wickets apiece.
Apart from Ankita, Bristi Maji (22) and Sneha (19) added some crucial runs to chase the target down in 32.4 overs.
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Senior Bengal Women's team thrash Goa
22nd February 2020 Bengal Senior Women's Team continued their winning momentum by registering a commanding 92-run victory over Goa in Womens Senior One Day Trophy today.
Electing to bat first Bengal batters dominated the game as Paramita Roy highest scored with a superb 92-ball 63.
Paramita added 88 runs off the second wicket with Dhara Gujjar after losing Aparna Mondal on 10 early.
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Three for joy
22nd February 2020 It's a case of three for joy for Bengal, as the pace-troika took three wickets each to ensure Bengal take the first innings lead against Odhisa in the quarter finals of Ranji Trophy in Cuttack today.
Pacers Mukesh Kumar (3-51), Nilkantha Das (3-43) and Ishan Porel (3-72) turned the tide for Bengal by restricting Odisha to 250 runs and gave the visitors the much required first innings lead of 82 runs.
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3 late wickets inspire Bengal fightback
21st February 2020 Three late wickets on a placid Cuttack wicket inspired Bengal fightback into their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Odisha to restrict the hosts to 151/4 at the end of the second day's play.
Resuming the day on 308/6 Bengal were bundled out for 332 runs as Anustup Majumder smashed a superb 157 while Shahbaz Ahamad made 82 off 158 deliveries.
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Lower ODI ticket prices, more transparency, code of conduct highlights Apex Council Meeting
20th February 2020 A bunch of bold decisions were taken at Apex Council Meeting today, including lowering of ticket prices of the forthcoming ODI, under the chairmanship of CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly was a special invitee to the meeting.
Mr Avishek Dalmiya chaired the meeting in the presennce of Hony. Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, Vice-president Naresh Ojha, Treasurer Debasish Ganguly, Jt. Secy Debabrata Das and Apex Council members.
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Anustup's unbeaten ton, gritty Shahbaz put Bengal in driver's seat
20th February 2020 A classy 136 not out by Anustup Majumdar and a swashbuckling 82 not out by Shahbaz helped Bengal post a fighting 308 for 6 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Quarter Finals against Odhisa at Cuttack today.
Put to bat first Bengal got in deep trouble losing 5 wickets for a platry 46 runs till experienced campaigner Anustup stiched two very crucial partnerships with Sreevats Goswami and Shahbaz to steady the ship.
19th February 2020 Tapan Memorial bowlers Saikat Banerjee and Ramesh Prasad shared 9 wickets between them to bundle George Telegraph for a paltry 83 runs in the second innings and later chased 80-run target with 6 wickets in hand in a CAB First Division Group A match today.
Ramesh bagged a five-for in the second innings while Saikat took 4 wickets in each.
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Belligerent Bengal go up against Odisha in Ranji quarterfinals
19th February 2020 A confident Bengal side will lock horns with Odhisha in Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match in Cuttack tomorrow.
The visitors reached the knockouts stage after two years while Odisha previously played the quarterfinals in 2016-17.
Bengal team under the watchful eyes of veteran cricketer Arun Lal have won last two must-win thrillers after rain curtailed their three games while the hosts also have been in good form.
While there's uncertainty over the availability of lethal pacer Akash Deep as he remains doubtful with a niggle, the return of Ishan Porel have boosted Bengal's pace attack.
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Kolkata Uniom win by 9 wickets
19th February 2020 Kolkata Union Sporting thrashed Tollygunge Agragami by 9 wickets amd Md Sporting win against Rajasthan Club in CAB First Division Group B & C today.
MD Sporting rode on Nitin Verma five-for and skipper Ompal Boken's unbeaten half-century to chase down 177-run target losing 4 wickets.
Aman Singh and Akhilesh Yadav bagged 5 wickets apiece for Belgachia United to bundle Calcutta Customs for a paltry 144 runs while in other match Surojit Jadav (113) and Akhliendu Lahiri (153) powered ABP SP Club to a huge 429/8 against United Club.
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Vivek leads Bagan to 7 points; EB steady
17th February 2020 Mohun Bagan got 7 points while Town Club took 8 as both the teams' match ended in draw against Barisha Sporting and Police Athletic Club respectively at the end of the final day's play in CAB First Division League Group A matches today.
Vivek Singh smashed a double ton in the first innings and an unbeaten half-century in the second along with Debabrata Das who hit a 77-ball 109 in a match that saw almost 1000 runs scored.
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Vivek smashes double ton as Bagan bury Barisha; East Bengal begin in style
17th February 2020 Vivek Singh hit opponent's bowlers all round the park to help Mohun Bagan put up a huge score of 520/7 at the end of the second day's play in CAB First Division Group A matches.
Vivek's innings of 239 runs off 293 balls was crafted with 24 boundaries and 7 sixes.
Along with the Bagan wicket-keeper Rohan Banerjee (83) and Ayan (65) hit crucial half-centuries to help the Mariners post the big total.
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Ton-up Vivek lead Bagan dominance
16th February 2020 Mohun Bagan opener Vivek Singh smashed an unbeaten 125 off 177 balls along with Rohan Banerjee's patient 76 not out to post a huge 254/2 at the end of the first day's play against Barisha Sporting Club in CAB First Division Group A match today.
Put to bat first Bagan lost their first wicket on 150 runs while Vivek and Rohan stiched a 150-run partnership.
In another match Town Club bowlers Ananta Saha (4-74) and Aritra Chatterjee (3-30) shared 7 wickets between them to restrict Police Athletic Club to 174/9. Abhijit Ganguly fought a lone battle with unbeaten 50.
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Md Sporting win; Monu bags 7 to bundle Salkia for 74
16th February 2020 In CAB First Division Group B & C matches Vikash Singh's five-for helped Md Sporting defeat Kidderpore by 2 wickets while Abhijit Mal's 144 went in vain and BNR Recreation Club's Anirban Gupta also bagged 5 to beat Kolkata Police Club in a low-scoring match today.
Netaji Subhas Institute skipper Dipanjan Mukherjee's fighting 154 went in vain as they fell short off 47 runs chasing 424-run target set by ABP SP Club.
Also Tanmay Pramanik and Devendra Singh half-centuries helped Eastern Railway Sports Association overcome Sporting Union by 2 wickets and Belgachia United won by 5 wickets.
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Bengal end C K Nayudu Trophy campaign on a high
16th February 2020 Bengal U23 team thrashed Himachal by an innings and 80 runs in Col C K Nayudu trophy match thanks to a disciplined bowling attack and superb first innings tons from Shakir Habib Gandhi and Agniv Pan.
With today's match Bengal's run in the tournament came to an end as the visitors are now at ninth position with 21 points from 8 matches.
Mohammed Kaif picked up total 8 wickets in the match while Sandipan Das and Pradipta Pramanik bagged 4 and 5 wickets respectively to bundle Himachal for 67 and 251.