Saurav Ganguly is CAB President    IANS
Saurav Ganguly is CAB President IANS

Kolkata: The Rajasthan Club, a first division club of the Cricket Association of Bengal, has filed a complaint against an act of pitch vandalism with the local season about a fortnight away. The incident happened around 11.15pm last night and when the ground staff raised an alarm the miscreants fled, wrote the complaint lodged at the Maidan Police Station. “A few miscreants have dug and damaged the pitch of our club ground,” club secretary Avishek Dalmiya wrote in the complaint. LIVE Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 3rd Test at Mohali

He termed it an act of conspiracy to financially rob them ahead of the season and tarnish the club, from where Jagmohan Dalmiya made his way into the top echelons of the BCCI and ICC. “The preparation of the pitch costs quite a lot and as the CAB season is to commence from December 16 it’s an act of conspiracy to rob the club financially and also put its reputation in jeopardy. The law and order situation in the vicinity may also be in stake because of this.”

“We request you take the cognizance of the complaint, take necessary preventive measures for protection of the property of the club and apprehend the culprits,” it added.

The National Cricket Club (NCC) earlier decided to become kit sponsors for the two visually challenged cricketers from Bengal, who have been selected for India trials for the forthcoming T20 World Cup. The two cricketers Surajit Ghara and Prasenjit Adak will be leaving for Kerala tomorrow where the trials are being held. The kit was formally handed over by Sourav Ganguly, who is also an executive committee member of NCC.