Sports Minister Manoj Tiwary named in Bengal squad

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 19: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday included West Bengal Sports Minister Manoj Tiwary and fast bowler Mohammad Shami in the 39-member probables list for the fitness camp.

Tiwary, the former Bengal captain,had joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) in February this year in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He had last played in Ranji Trophy in March 2020 against Saurashtra in the summit clash.

“Attendance is compulsory. Fitness parameters set by the Association have to be met by all the players. Bengal team probables will be announced after the fitness camp,” CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly said in a statement.

Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha has also been named in the list.Earlier this month, CAB extended former India batsman VVS Laxman’s contract as the batting consultant of the side.

Sourasish Lahiri was promoted as assistant coach of the Senior Bengal Team considering his performance as a Coach at the U23 Bengal Men’s Team.Former Bengal speedster, Shib Shankar Paul has been appointed as the bowling coach for all the Bengal Squads.

Earlier, the CAB had announced that Arun Lal would continue to be the chief coach of the senior Bengal team for the 2021-22 season. (ANI)