Ashok Dinda © IANS
Ashok Dinda will be making his first cricketing appearance since playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL earlier this year © IANS

Sep 24, 2014

Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda will lead the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) XI in the J P Atray Memorial cricket tournament in Chandigarh replacing Manoj Tiwary, who has been entrusted with the duty of leading the India ‘A’ side against the West Indies in the two practice games.


CAB joint secretary Sourav Ganguly told reporters after attending a CAB working committee meeting that Bengal would play their first match against HPCA (Himachal Pradesh) XI on the inaugural day of the tournament.


Meanwhile, the CAB also announced its new selection committee with former Bengal captain Raju Mukherjee as the chairman. Another former Bengal captain and national selector Sambaran Banerjee, who was supposed to head the committee will now work under Mukherjee. Indu Bhusan Roy and Aloke Bhattacharya still have one year left in their tenure.


“It was also decided that some changes would be introduced in the league matches under CAB like matches would be played on matting wickets and the duration of AN Ghosh tournament would be three days instead of the present two,” the former India captain said.