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.
The current situation was reviewed threadbare and the recommendation of the medical committee, where the doctors suggested that the situation is still not conducive to start local cricket, conveyed to the members present for the meeting. Views were also given by the legal council.
After taking into cognizance all factors, following the meeting CAB President Avishek Dalmiya said: "After a prolonged and detailed deliberation all the tournaments for the season 2019-20 has been called off for this season as the health and safety of our players is paramount to the association. It was also decided that it would be a fresh season when we start next. There will be no continuity from this season."
This effectively draws curtains on the First divison, Second division and all age group tournaments for the current season.
"The season had started off well with the first division, second division and age group tournaments, but had to be stopped abruptly due to the advent of this pandemic. But we are hopeful and confident that the next season will be a fresh start and will be played with great success," said Chairman of Tournament Committee Nitish Ranjan Dutta.
CAB MEDIA DESK