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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.
In another development, Moumita Chakraborty, current BCCI Match Referee and former Bengal U 19 Women’s Team Coach personally donated Rs. 50,000/- directly to the State Relief Fund.
Rituparna Roy, Former Player and Ex-Bengal Women’s team Coach Rituparna Roy, who is currently associated with Vidharbha Cricket Association, contributed Rs. 35,000/- to the State Fund.
Former Bengal Women’s Team player and Current Bengal Women’s Selector, Ananya Mitra, requested CAB to deduct Rs. 10,000/- from her dues and contribute the same to the West Bengal State Relief Fund.
On the other hand, Prasenjit Mukherjee, Video Analyst of the Bengal U19 Cricket team contributed a slice of his Professional Fees by donating a sum of Rs. 10,000/- to such State Relief Fund.

Arindam Basu