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CAB to do post mortem into performance

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.
"We are also chalking out a detailed plan to roll out vision 2025 as a continuation of Vision 2020. Last year it could not be implemented because of the pandemic. But this year we are already working on the blueprint for Vision 2025. This time the focus will also be on age group cricket and harnessing and developing young talents to create a robust supply line and a strong bench strength," said Mr Dalmiya added.
Hony. Secretary Snehashis Ganguly said: " I have directed all the players in the Bengal squad to report for the one-day tournaments immediately. No excuses will be entertained without valid reasons. Besides we will be doing a detailed post mortem and we will get to the bottom of this performance."
"The CAB has left no stones unturned to see that the players get enough pre-season practice. We have been doing fitness camps indoors from September 2020 immediately after the lockdown was lifted. Then maintaining all Covid protocols camps were held in Kalyani for build up towards the season. Vision camp with VVS Laxman was done at JU Second Campus. Practice matches were organised, team bonding sessions were held, and the Bengal T20 Challenge was organised keeping in mind the need for some valuable match practice for the players. So we need to analyse what is going wrong." he added.
Bengal coach Arun Lal, who was dissatisfied with the performance of the team after a closed door meeting with Mr Dalmiya, said: "A set of dos and don'ts will be given to the players on behavioural expectations and maintaining fitness standards ahead of next season."
Despite all the efforts the poor results have certainly not gone down well with the CAB top brass.

Rio Dutta