CAB president Avishek Dalmiya with Jay Shah and Arun Dhumal (Image: CABCricket's Twitter)
CAB president Avishek Dalmiya with Jay Shah and Arun Dhumal (Image: CABCricket's Twitter)

CAB president requests BCCI to release balance amount for Eden Gardens' indoor facility

ANI | Updated: Jan 04, 2021 21:38 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], January 4 (ANI): The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Avishek Dalmiya on Monday requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah and treasurer Arun Dhumal to release the balance amounts due under the apex body's infrastructure subsidy scheme for the indoor facility of Eden Gardens here.
"BCCI Hony Secretary @JayShah & BCCI Hony Treasurer #ArunDhumal visited the indoor facility at #EdenGardens. CAB President #AvishekDalmiya requested them to release the balance amounts due to #CAB under #BCCI Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme for the indoor facility," CABCricket wrote on Twitter.
Last week, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had visited Eden Gardens and discussed preparations for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with the CAB president. Ganguly also spoke with Bengal coach Arun Lal about the team's preparations and interacted with the cricketers.

Other office-bearers of CAB including secretary Snehashis Ganguly and joint secretary Debabrata Das were also present at the stadium.
Earlier, former India batsman VVS Laxman said that Bengal is in "great touch" and they are prepared for the shortest format competition.
"I think the Bengal players are really well prepared. I was very happy the way the batsmen were hitting the ball, I think the Bengal T20 Challenge which was highly competitive helped them to be in good touch, good rhythm at the start of the camp. All of them are looking in great touch, I just hope that they convert this form into consistent performances, play match-winning knocks and win the tournament for Bengal," Laxman was quoted as saying in a CAB release.
"I do not think captaincy will affect Abhimanyu Easwaran's performances at all. I believe with additional responsibility in fact much better. That's what he has been doing for Bengal for so many years, he's been a prolific run-getter. He performed not only for Bengal but also in the opportunities he got for India A he has done exceedingly well. That's why I don't think the extra responsibility of leading this side will affect his batting," he had added. (ANI)