CAB plans 2 residential academies
KOLKATA: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will be setting up two residential cricket academies in the state. “One of them will be at Kalyani and the other at Jadavpur University, Salt Lake campus,” CAB president Sourav Ganguly said after the first newly-formed Apex Council meeting of the association on Monday. “We have plans to set up floodlights in that ground too,” he added.
However, the plan is subject to clearance from the university authorities. “If by chance we don’t get permission for residential facilities there, we will set up such an arrangement outside the campus but nearby. But the practice ground will be that,” he said.
The CAB has also decided on four selection committees --- senior, junior, women and specially-abled, but have put the appointments on hold since the association seeks some clarifications on its working. “According to the new constitution, selection committees come under cricket committees. We have to seek legal opinion on whether that should be taken as a new panel or the terms of those who were members of such panels before will also be considered,” CAB secretary Avishek Dalmiya said.
The CAB will begin the process of filing up the vacant post of CAB president after Sourav Ganguly leaves the chair to take over as BCCI chief at the association's annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai on Wednesday. A new president is needed to be elected within 60 days of it falling vacant.