The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday extends former India batsman VVS Laxman’s contract as the batting consultant of the team. Sourashish Lahirir has been promoted as Assistant Coach of the Senior Bengal team considering his performance as a Coach at the U23 Bengal Men’s Team.
Former International Cricketer & former Bengal Captain, Laxmi Ratan Shukla is set to be appointed as U23 Bengal team coach & the same is being finalized. Former Bengal speedster, Shib Shankar Paul has been appointed as the bowling coach for all the Bengal squads.
“In addition to above, contract of former Indian Stalwart, VVS Laxman, which was expiring in October 2021 as the Batting Consultant, has been extended till March 2022. Utpal Chatterjee would continue to be the spin bowling coach for all the Bengal Squads”, an Official Statement of CAB stated.
For Women’s Coaching Staff, Rituparna Roy would be the head coach while Charanjit Singh would be the Assistant coach of the Bengal Senior Women’s team. “On behalf of the association, I wish the former cricketers who have been given newer responsibilities all the best & am confident that they would be able to use their wealth of experience to help Bengal Cricket earn laurels in the forthcoming domestic season”, said CAB President Avishek Dalmiya.
“We have made some new appointments keeping in mind their merit & talents. We want Bengal Cricket to shine & we have made changes that we deemed fit to that end. We wish the new appointees all the best & hope they can get the best out of the various Bengal team”, said CAB Secretary Snehashis Ganguly. Earlier, the CAB had announced that Arun Lal would continue to be the chief coach of the senior Bengal team for the 2021-2022 season.