Cricket Association of Bengal    Wikimedia Commons
Cricket Association of Bengal Wikimedia Commons

Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday decided to disqualify Subir Ganguly as its joint-secretary. “As per Supreme Court order, dated January 2, 2017, Subir’s continuance as an office bearer would be in beach of norms laid down by the Supreme Court,” CAB President Sourav Ganguly said after the working committee meeting on Saturday. “Subir became honorary treasurer in 2008 and performed his duties till July 2017. So he has completed nine years as office bearer,” he added. Subir had shot off a letter to CAB chief Ganguly stating that if he is disqualified to continue in his post, the same rule should be applicable for the former India captain as well as per the recommendations laid down by the Justice RM Lodha committee. Ganguly too should go on a ‘cooling off’ as per Lodha Committee diktat, says Subir

When asked about that Sourav said: “Honorary treasurer of BCCI Anirudh Chaudhary was elected in 2013, and still continuing. And he is performing duties as per the Supreme Court order and under watchful eyes of Committee of Administrators (CoA). So there has been no disqualification on the basic of cool-off for three years as per order of the Supreme Court at this stage.” He also sent a reply to Subir’s letter. CAB lauds Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh for hosting their first-ever Ranji Trophy game

When asked about this development, Subir said: “First I will see his reply, then I may take the legal route.” Meanwhile, the price of the daily tickets for the Test match between India and Sri Lanka to be held on November 16-20 was also decided at Rs 100, Rs 125 and Rs 150.