VVS Laxman to remain Bengal batting consultant; Shukla returns as U23 coach


Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman was retained as the batting advisor of Bengal, whereas Laxmi Ratan Shukla was appointed as Under-23 coach, marking his return to cricket six years after he joined politics.

It might be a second innings of types for the previous Bengal skipper and allrounder Shukla, who had retired from all types of cricket to be part of Trinamool Congress in 2016.

Shukla had turn into an MLA from Howrah (North) and later he served as the sports activities minister underneath Aroop Biswas.

Shukla was later made the Howrah district president of TMC however simply earlier than the final Assembly Polls he stepped down from the put up and stop politics to “concentrate more on cricket”.

“Let’s work together. Looking forward,” the 40-year-old stated about his return to cricket.

Making a sequence of bulletins within the build-up to the season, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) additionally retained veteran Arun Lal as the chief coach, whereas selling Sourasish Lahiri as the assistant coach of the senior facet.

Former Bengal speedster Shib Shankar Paul was appointed as the bowling coach for all of the Bengal squads.

“On behalf of the Association, I wish the Former Cricketers who have been given newer responsibilities all the best and am confident that they would be able to use their wealth of experience to help Bengal Cricket earn laurels in the forthcoming domestic season,” CAB president Avishek Dalmiya stated in an announcement.

In ladies’s cricket, Rituparna Roy can be the pinnacle coach whereas Charanjit Singh can be the assistant coach of the Bengal senior staff.

“We have made some new appointments keeping in mind their merit and talents. We want Bengal cricket to shine and we have made changes that we deemed fit to that end,” stated CAB Secretary Snehashis Ganguly.

“We wish the new appointees all the best and hope they can get the best out of the various Bengal teams.”


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