Kolkata, Aug 25: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Aug 24 retained their star-studded cricket development committee led by former India skipper Sourav Ganguly even as it met only twice in previous two seasons with little success.
CAB supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya on Aug 24 informed that Ganguly would continue to be the chairman of the committee that also stars yesteryears cricketers Arun Lal, Ashok Malhotra and Pranab Roy.
"The committee did not meet much in the last two years. It's not a healthy thing. They all were busy with their respective commitments, but that did not mean the committee was neglected. It is here to work and it can give tremendous results," Dalmiya said after the season's first working committee meeting.
Back from his commentary assignment in England, Ganguly who represents Barisha SC at the working committee, was conspicuous by his absence.
Dalmiya further announced that the proposed new academy, to be named as Bengal Cricket Academy, will be opened in Kalyani on September 4.
"This will be the first academy in the state," Dalmiya said.
There was a surprise inclusion of Jeet Banerjee, who heads a city-based sports marketing firm, into coaching sub-committee.