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.
The former India player, her selector colleagues Chandana Mukherjee, Purnima Mukherjee and the driver met with an accident en route to U23 selection camp in Dubrajpur near Palsit on November 3, 2019 and were admitted to Chittaranjan Advanced Medical Refferal Institute(Camri) and later shifted to Apollo on CAB's intervention.
"CAB took care of every possible thing at that hour of need starting from bearing all the hospital expenses to aftercare," said Shyama.
Mrs. Dey who has played 3 tests and 5 ODIs for India had to go through several operations after suffering multiple facial injuries, fractured bones and has been recently certified fully fit by doctor.
Then CAB Secretary Avishek Dalmiya along with his deputy Debabrata Das rushed to the hospital and left no stones unturned to make sure they are our out of danger.
The former Bengal top-order batter expressed her gratitude towards the CAB by saying: "I don't know how to thank CAB and everyone who were there for us during that period.”
"Mr. Dalmiya is working hard for the Women's cricket and to be truthful I have seen a few people who supported us like this”, she added.
“I have missed the ground so much and can't wait to rejoin. This is like getting a new life and I want to tell people to stay positive and stay safe amidst this difficult time we are going through. We will get through this too," she added.
CAB MEDIA DESK