Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) held a send off ceremony for West Bengal, before they take on their semi-final opponent, Maharashtra. Jagmohan Dalmiya  presented momentos to both coach Ashok Malhotra and skipper, Laxmi Ratan Shukla. Sourav Ganguly was also present at the ceremony.

 

Earlier, a spirited West Bengal outfit beat Railways by 48 runs in their controversy-filled Ranji Trophy 2013-14 quarter-final match to set up a Ranji Trophy semi-final clash against Maharashtra.

 

Set a target of 271, Railways were bundled out for just 222 runs in 83.3 overs with Shukla  leading from the front by taking 3 wickets for the cost of only 45 runs.