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CAB reiterate commitment towards grassroot cricket
with a successful Zonal U16 coaching camp at Eden Gardens

30th June 2022
The 10-day Zonal U16 Uniform coaching camp organised by The Cricket Association of Bengal concluded today had close to 300 budding talents from all the corners of West Bengal appearing at Eden Gardens indoor facility and 100 among them will be chosen for further training and nurturing by the finest of Bengal Cricket.
The camp, crafted with players from five different zones- East, West, South, North and Kolkata began from 17 June.
Former Indian cricketer and CAB Cricket Talent chairman Ashok Malhotra said: "We all knew there's lot of talents in the state and this is the right step towards the right direction. Thanks to CAB for this step, thanks to the President Avishek Dalmiya and the office bearers."
"I am very excited with the talents I have seen. They look to be very good. We will make them play matches and make sure we get the best ones out of them. Now districts can't say they are being neglected, the future looks very very bright," he added.
CAB Cricket Talent committee led by Ashok Malhotra, Saradindu Mukherjee and Indu Bhusan Ray along with Shib Shankar Pal, Himadri Dutta were the talents spotters during the camp.
Another experienced member of the atlent spotter team former India player Saradindu Mukherjee spoke after the conclusion of the camp: "Very excited for this kind of projects. We have seen a lot of raw talents coming up from the districts. They can be nurtured and in future can become the pipeline for all age-group Bengal teams."
"We are gonna groom them next, will make them play matches and get the best out of them. Whoever come up, takes the pressure and performs will be selected. They'll play matches outside the state, will get matured during the process. There are lot of cricketing talent in Bengal, coming from Sundarbans, Hills to take part, it's amazing."
To coach the five zones will be coached by Prosenjit Banerjee, Abdul Monayem, Sovan Mitra, Barun Barman and Malay Banerjee.
Bengal veteran Indu Bhusan Roy said: "I thank CAB for this program. We have seen some budding talents coming up from the districts. Under right guidance they can become good cricketers. There are good all-rounders, fast bowlers with good potentials, if we can groom them well they have the potential to be good cricketers."
Former Bengal bowler Shib Shankar Pal also praised the initiatives and is confident Bengal cricket will get some new talents.

Rio Dutta