Tiwary, Goswami win best cricketers award

Jhulan Goswami led India in 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup Getty Images

Kolkata: July 7, 2011

Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary and Indian women’s team captain Jhulan Goswami were adjudged the best cricketers of the year by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).

The CAB also announced Mandira Mohapatra as the best woman under-19 cricketer of the year. Apart from Tiwary, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has been chosen as the gentleman cricketer of the year.

The lifetime achievement award will be decided at the working committee meeting. Among other awardees, Ritam Porel won the best under-22 cricketer award.

Satrajit Lahiri won the best umpire in category?I (BCCI) while Debabrata Mitra (category-II), Debotosh Mustafi (category-III), Soumen Singh (category-IV) and Avik Basu (probation) were the other winners.

Arindam Ghosh of Chandernagore Sporting Association (under-14), Aritra Mukherjee of North 24-Parganas District Sports Association (under-16), Prakash Singh of Manbhum Sports Association (under-19), Sany Das of Rabindra Bharati University (university cricketer) and Koushik Pramanik of Saidabad Manindra Chandra Vidyapith, Murshidabad (school under-16) were adjudged the best district cricketers.

The CAB however will not give any bowler award because of their “mediocre performance” in the last season, CAB joint secretary Sujan Mukherjee said.

The prize distribution ceremony is scheduled for July 23.