[caption id="attachment_880038" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-880038" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Shib-Sankar-India.jpg" alt="Bengal, India, Shib Sankar, CAB" width="628" height="430" /> The former Bengal seamer will also oversee women's junior team pacers. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/cab">Cricket Association of Bengal</a> (CAB) on Wednesday appointed former Bengal pacer Shib Sankar Paul as the head coach of the state's senior women's team. <p></p> <p></p>Paul, who was previously coaching Mizoram U-23 Men's team, said: "It's homecoming for me. I feel honoured to take up this new role. When CAB president <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sourav-ganguly/news/">Sourav Ganguly</a> and joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya asked me, I didn't think twice to grab this new challenge." <p></p> <p></p>Dalmiya congratulated Paul on his appointment and reiterated the management's focus to improve women's cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"We want a wholesome growth of cricket in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bengal">Bengal</a>. Like the men's team we are leaving no stones unturned to make sure that the women's team also gets the best facilities. Paul's appointment we feel is a move in that direction. He brings a treasure of knowledge of playing at the highest level and will help the women's team that is playing so well to continue their form," Dalmiya said. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/abhimanyu-easwaran-adjudged-bengals-best-cricketer-of-the-year-870294">Abhimanyu Easwaran adjudged Bengal s Best Cricketer of the Year</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Paul will also oversee women's junior team pacers. "There are many talented players in the team and having the likes of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/jhulan-goswami">Jhulan Goswami</a> only makes work easier. I will put my best and with the help of all the staff hope to do deliver the goods. <p></p> <p></p>"We will work hard in every department. Bengal Women's team have performed really well in recent times and I wish to take that form forward," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Paul, who has played 61 first-class matches, pocketed 220 wickets at a stingy economy of 2.71. He played his last domestic match against Karnataka in December 2014.